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Pulitzer Prize : Poetry (1917- )

1990-1999

1990s

Winner

The World Doesn't End, by Charles Simic

Finalists

  • Selected and Last Poems, by Paul Zweig
  • Time's Power, by Adrienne Rich

Winner

Near Changes, by Mona Van Duyn

Finalists

  • Leaving Another Kingdom, by Gerald Stern
  • The Transparent Man, by Anthony Hecht

Winner

Selected Poems, by James Tate

Finalists

  • An Atlas of the Difficult World, by Adrienne Rich
  • Selected Poems, by Robert Creeley

Winner

The Wild Iris, by Louise Glück

Finalists

  • Hotel Lautreamont, by John Ashbery
  • Selected Poems 1946-1985, by James Merrill

Winner

Neon Vernacular : New and Selected Poems, by Yusef Komunyakaa

Finalists

  • Bright Existence, by Brenda Hillman
  • The Metamorphoses of Ovid, by Allen Mandelbaum

Winner

The Simple Truth, by Philip Levine

Finalists

  • Cosmopolitan Greetings : Poems 1986-1992, by Allen Ginsberg
  • On the Great Atlantic Rainway : Selected Poems 1950-1988 and One Train, by Kenneth Koch

Winner

The Dream of the Unified Field, by Jorie Graham

Finalists

  • Chickamauga, by Charles Wright
  • New and Selected Poems, by Donald Justice

Winner

Alive Together : New and Selected Poems, by Lisel Mueller

Finalists

  • The Figured Wheel, by Robert Pinsky
  • The Willow Grove, by Laurie Sheck

Winner

Black Zodiac, by Charles Wright

Finalists

  • Desire, by Frank Bidart
  • The Vigil, by C. K. Williams

Winner

Blizzard of One, by Mark Strand

Finalists

  • Going Fast, by Frederick Seidel
  • Mysteries of Small Houses, by Alice Notley