1996-2000 Academy of American Poets Prize Winners
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- Winner: Lindsay King - "Lotus"
- Honorable Mention: Matt Buedel, Sara Crow, Geoffrey Frost, Anna Gregoline, Scott James, Amy Rogers and Stacey Wrona
- Winner: Byron DeHaan - "Requiem for Mozart and Us"
- Honorable Mention: Sara Crow, Lindsay King, Mark Monastyrski and Elizabeth Phillips
- Winner: Elizabeth Phillips - "A Poem of Thanks: for P. Shelley"
- Honorable Mention: Lisa Beliveau, Jeff DeLaRosa, Michael Pauley and Michael Van Vleet
- Winner: Tamara Witt - "Orwell's Wasp"
- Honorable Mention - Alahrie Aziz, Elizabeth Alexander, Jennifer Cooper, Scott James, Elizabeth Otto and Forrest Wing