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Pulitzer Prize : Poetry (1917- )

1980-1989

1980s

Winner

Selected Poems, by Donald Justice

Finalists

  • Goshawk, Antelope, by David Smith
  • Selected Poems, by Richard Hugo

Winner

The Morning of the Poem, by James Schuyler

Finalists

  • Selected Poems, by Mark Strand
  • The Right Madness on Sky, by Richard Hugo

Winner

The Collected Poems, by Sylvia Plath

Finalists

  • Dream Flights, by Dave Smith
  • The Southern Cross, by Charles Wright

Winner

Selected Poems, by Galway Kinnell

Finalists

  • Country Music, Selected Early Poems, by Charles Wright
  • Monolithos, Poems, 1962 and 1982, by Jack Gilbert

Winner

American Primitive, by Mary Oliver

Finalists

  • Collected Poems, 1930-1982, by Josephine Miles
  • Weather-Fear : New and Selected Poems, by John Engels

Winner

Yin, by Carolyn Kizer

Finalists

  • Ground Work, by Robert Duncan
  • The Other Side of the River, by Charles Wright

Winner

The Flying Change, by Henry Taylor

Finalists

  • Saints and Strangers, by Andrew Hudgins
  • Selected Poems, 1963-1983, by Charles Simic

Winner

Thomas and Beulah, by Rita Dove

Finalists

  • The Selected Poetry of Hayden Carruth, by Hayden Carruth
  • Unending Blues, by Charles Simic

Winner

Partial Accounts : New and Selected Poems, by William Meredith

Finalists

  • Flesh and Blood, by C. K. Williams
  • Good Woman : Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 and Next : New Poems, by Lucille Clifton

Winner

New and Collected Poems, by Richard Wilbur

Finalists

  • The One Day, by Donald Hall
  • The River of Heaven, by Garrett Hongo