The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 American Poets Prizes, which are among the most valuable and venerable poetry prizes in the United States. This year the organization has awarded more funds to poets than any other organization, giving a total of $1,250,000 to poets at various stages of their careers.

Many Civitellians are or have been recipients of these prizes. For this coming year, Leah Naomi Green received the WALT WHITMAN AWARD for her poetry collection The More Extravagant Feast which will be published by Graywolf Press in 2020. She received $5,000 and a six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy.

See all of the prizes and recipients here.