Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose

Selected awards and honors

Each year links to its corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • 1950: Yale Younger Poets Award for A Change of World.
  • 1952: Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1960: National Institute of Arts and Letters Award
  • 1970: Shelley Memorial Award
  • 1974: National Book Award for Poetry (a split award) for Diving into the Wreck[15]
  • 1979: Honorary Doctorate Smith College
  • 1986: Inaugural Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
  • 1989: Honorary doctorate from Harvard University
  • 1989: National Poetry Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Art of Poetry
  • 1990: Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement (for gay or lesbian writing)
  • 1991: Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service
  • 1991: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[35]
  • 1992: Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
  • 1992: Poets' Prize for Atlas of the Difficult World
  • 1992: Frost Medal
  • 1992: Academy of American Poets Fellowship
  • 1994: MacArthur Fellowship
  • 1996: Wallace Stevens Award
  • 1997: National Medal of Arts (refused)
  • 1999: Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lannan Foundation
  • 2006: National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters[36]
  • 2010: Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Prize

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