Pulitzer Prize Poetry Finalists

I can already tell how great this list is based on how many times Adrienne Rich is listed on it. Enjoy!

Pulitzer Prize Poetry Finalists (1980-present)

2013 Collected Poems by the late Jack Gilbert
2013 The Abundance of Nothing by Bruce Weigl
2012 Core Samples from the World by Forrest Gander
2012 How Long by Ron Padgett
2011 The Common Man by Maurice Manning
2011 Break the Glass by Jean Valentine
2010 Tryst by Angie Estes
2010 Inseminating the Elephant by Lucia Perillo
2009 Watching the Spring Festival by Frank Bidart
2009 What Love Comes To: New & Selected Poems by Ruth Stone
2008 Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006 by Ellen Bryant Voigt
2007 The Republic of Poetry by Martin Espada
2007 Interrogation Palace: New & Selected Poems 1982-2004 by David Wojahn
2006 American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander
2006 Elegy on Toy Piano by Dean Young
2005 The Orchard by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
2005 Search Party: Collected Poems by the late William Matthews
2004 Middle Earth by Henri Cole
2004 Eyeshot by Heather McHugh
2003 Music Like Dirt by Frank Bidart
2003 Hazmat by J.D. McClatchy
2002 The Seven Ages by Louise Gluck
2002 The Beforelife by Franz Wright
2001 Pursuit of a Wound by Sydney Lea
2001 The Other Lover by Bruce Smith
2000 Elegy for the Southern Drawl by Rodney Jones
2000 Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998 by Adrienne Rich
1999 Mysteries of Small Houses by Alice Notley
1999 Going Fast by Frederick Seidel
1998 Desire by Frank Bidart
1998 The Vigil by C.K. Williams
1997 The Figured Wheel by Robert Pinsky
1997 The Willow Grove by Laurie Sheck
1996 New and Selected Poems by Donald Justice
1996 Chickamauga by Charles Wright
1995 Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992 by Allen Ginsberg
1995 On The Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988 and One Train by Kenneth Koch
1994 Bright Existence by Brenda Hillman
1994 The Metamorphoses of Ovid, translated by Allen Mandelbaum
1993 Hotel Lautreamont by John Ashbery
1993 Selected Poems 1946-1985 by James Merrill
1992 Selected Poems by Robert Creeley
1992 An Atlas of the Difficult World by Adrienne Rich
1991 The Transparent Man by Anthony Hecht
1991 Leaving Another Kingdom by Gerald Stern
1990 Time’s Power by Adrienne Rich
1990 Selected and Last Poems by the late Paul Zweig
1989 The One Day by Donald Hall
1989 The River of Heaven by Garrett Hongo
1988 Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 and Next: New Poems by Lucille Clifton
1988 Flesh and Blood by C.K. Williams
1987 The Selected Poetry of Hayden Carruth by Hayden Carruth
1987 Unending Blues by Charles Simic
1986 Saints and Strangers by Andrew Hudgins
1986 Selected Poems, 1963-1983 by Charles Simic
1985 Ground Work by Robert Duncan
1985 The Other Side of the River by Charles Wright
1984 Weather-Fear: New and Selected Poems by John Engels
1984 Collected Poems, 1930-1982 by Josephine Miles
1983 Monolithos, Poems, 1962 and 1982 by Jack Gilbert
1983 Country Music, Selected Early Poems by Charles Wright
1982 Dream Flights by Dave Smith
1982 The Southern Cross by Charles Wright
1981 The Right Madness on Skye by Richard Hugo
1981 Selected Poems by Mark Strand
1980 Selected Poems by Richard Hugo
1980 Goshawk, Antelope by Dave Smith


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