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Pulitzer Prize : Poetry (1917- )

2000-2009

2000s

Winner

Repair, by C. K. Williams

Finalists

  • Elegy for the Southern Drawl, by Rodney Jones
  • Midnight Salvage : Poems 1995-1998, by Adrienne Rich

Winner

Different Hours, by Stephen Dunn

Finalists

  • Pursuit of a Wound, by Syndey Lea
  • The Other Lover, by Bruce Smith

Winner

Practical Gods, by Carl Dennis

Finalists

  • The Beforelife, by Franz Wright
  • The Seven Ages, by Louise Gluck

Winner

Moy Sand and Gravel, by Paul Muldoon

Finalists

  • Hazmat, by J. D. McClatchy
  • Music Like Dirt, by Frank Bidart

Winner

Walking to Martha's Vineyard, by Franz Wright

Finalists

  • Eyeshot, by Heath McHugh
  • Middle Earth, by Henri Cole

Winner

Delights & Shadows, by Ted Kooser

Finalists

  • Search Party : Collected Poems, by William Matthews
  • The Orchard, by Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Winner

Late Wife, by Claudia Emerson

Finalists

  • American Subline, by Elizabeth Alexander
  • Elegy on Toy Piano, by Dean Young

Winner

Native Guard, by Natasha Tretheway

Finalists

  • Interrogation Palace : New & Selected Poems 1982-2004, by David Wojahn
  • The Republic of Poetry, by Martin Espada

Winners

  • Failure, by Philip Schultz

  • New and Collected Poems, by Richard Wilbur

Finalist

  • Messenger : New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006, by Ellen Bryan Voigt

Winner

The Shadow of Sirius, by W. S. Merwin

Finalists

  • Watching the Spring Festival, by Frank Bidart
  • What Love Comes To : New & Selected Poems, by Ruth Stone