Marilyn Chin Wins Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

The Poetry Foundation has announced Marilyn Chin as the winner of the 2020 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, 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 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize annually honors a living US poet with an award of $100,000 in recognition of their outstanding lifetime achievement; the $7,500 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism prize annually honors "the best book-length works of criticism published in the prior calendar year"; and the Young People's Poet Laureate title and $25,000 prize "celebrate a living writer in recognition of their devotion to writing exceptional poetry for young readers."

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