James Wright

Awards and Honors

  • 1952-53 – Fulbright Scholarship to study in Austria https://www.cies.org/
  • 1952 – Robert Frost Poetry Prize
  • 1955 – Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize, given by Poetryhttps://www.poetrymagazine.org/prizes_and_winners.html
  • 1957 – Yale Series of Younger Poets award, for The Green Wall https://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/youngerpoets.html
  • 1958-9 – Kenyon Review Poetry Fellowship https://www.kenyonreview.org/
  • 1959 – $1500 grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters
  • 1960 – Ohioana Book Award for Saint Judas
  • 1960 – $200 citation from the Poetry Society of America https://www.poetrysociety.org/
  • 1964 – Guggenheim Fellowship  https://www.gf.org/
  • 1968 – Oscar Blumenthal Award, given by Poetry https://www.poetrymagazine.org/prizes_and_winners.html
  • 1970 – Creative Arts Award from Brandeis University
  • 1971 – Academy of American Poets Fellowship https://www.poets.org/awards/fellow.cfm
  • 1972 – Melville Cane Award, Poetry Society of America
  • 1978 – Guggenheim Fellowshiphttps://www.gf.org/
  • 1978 – Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, University of Columbia, for Collected Poems https://www.pulitzer.org/

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