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    The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize named 11 recipients this year, awarding a total of $1.1 million.

    Corinne Segal

    September 8, 2022, 1:00pm

    The Poetry Foundation today announced the winners of its annual Pegasus Awards, including a sweeping expansion of its Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the prestigious lifetime achievement award normally given to one living poet each year.

    This year, 11 poets received the prize in honor of the 110th anniversary of POETRY magazine: that’s a total of $1.1 million in prize money, with about $100,000 going to each poet.

    The foundation also named Elizabeth Acevedo as the 2022–2024 Young People’s Poet Laureate and awarded the 2022 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism to Kevin Quashie.

    Here are the 2022 Lilly Prize winners:

    Sandra Cisneros
    Rita Dove
    Nikki Giovanni
    Juan Felipe Herrera
    Angela Jackson
    Haki Madhubuti
    Sharon Olds
    Sonia Sanchez
    Patti Smith
    Arthur Sze

    Congratulations to them all!

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