Aug 28 2020
The Poetry Foundation has announced Marilyn Chin as the winner of the 2020 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. This award honors a living US poet with $100,000 in recognition of their outstanding lifetime achievement. It is one of the most prestigious awards given to American poets and one of the nation’s largest literary prizes.
The Poetry Foundation also announced Saskia Hamilton as winner of the 2020 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism, and the extension of Naomi Shihab Nye’s tenure as Young People’s Poet Laureate. The awards are sponsored and administered by the Poetry Foundation, an independent literary organization and publisher of Poetry magazine.