May Swenson: Poems

Awards and recognition

She received much recognition for her work. Some of which include:

  • American Introductions Prize in 1955;
  • William Rose Benet Prize of the Poetry Society of America in 1959;
  • Longview Foundation Award in 1959;
  • National Institute of Arts and Letters Award in 1960;
  • Brandeis University Creative Arts Award in 1967;
  • Lucy Martin Donnelly Award of Bryn Mawr College in 1968;
  • Shelley Poetry Award in 1968
  • Guggenheim fellowship in 1959,
  • Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship in 1960,
  • Ford Foundation grant in 1964
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry in 1981,
  • MacArthur Fellowship in 1987.

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