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Awards
 
2020 - Staceyann Chin
Crossfire (Haymarket Books, 2019)
   Sara Borjas
Heart Like A Window, Mouth Like A Cliff (Noemi Press, 2019)
   Reginald Dwayne Betts
Felon (W. W. Norton & Company, 2019)
   Jake Skeets
Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers (Milkweed Editions, 2019)
2019 - Angel Garcia
Teeth Never Sleep (University of Arkansas Press, 2018)
2018 - Bojan Louis
Currents (BkMk Press, 2017)
   Tongo Eisen-Martin
Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Books, 2017)
   Joseph Rios
Shadowboxing: Poems & Impersonations (Omnidawn, 2017)
   Tommy Pico
Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017)
2017 - Holly J. Hughes
Passings (Expedition Press, 2016)
   Adam Soldofsky
Memory Foam (Disorder Press, 2016)
   Solmaz Sharif
Look (Graywolf Press, 2016)
2016 - Ray Young Bear
Manifestation Wolverine: The Collected Poetry of Ray Young Bear (Orchard Books, 2015)
   Laura Da'
Tributaries (University of Arizona Press, 2015)
2015 - Craig Santos Perez
From Unincorporated Territory [Guma'] (Omnidawn, 2014)
   Arlene Biala
her beckoning hands (Word Poetry, 2014)
2014 - Koon Woon
Water Chasing Water (Kaya Productions, 2013)
   Jerome Rothenberg
Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader (Black Widow Press, 2013)
   Juan Delgado
Vital Signs (Heyday Books, 2013)
   Joan Naviyuk Kane
Hyperboreal (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013)
   Tanya Olson
Boyishly (Yes Yes Books, 2013)
   Sterling Plumpp
Home / Bass (Third World Press, 2013)
2013 - Lew Welch
Ring of Bone: Collected Poems (City Lights Books, 2012)
   dg nanouk okpik
Corpse Whale (University of Arizona Press, 2012)
   Natalie Diaz
When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012)
   Daniel Moore
Blood Songs (Ecstatic Exchange, 2012)
2012 - Mary Winegarden
The Translator's Sister (Mayapple Press, 2011)
   Ed Bok Lee
Whorled (Coffee House Press, 2011)
   Arlene Kim
What Have You Done to Our Ears to Make Us Hear Echoes? (Milkweed Editions, 2011)
2011 - Camille Dungy
Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010)
   Sasha Pimentel
She Swallowed (West End Press, 2010)
   Carmen Gimenez-Smith
Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona Press, 2010)
2010 - Pamela Uschuk
Crazy Love (Wings Press, 2009)
   Kathryn Waddell Takara
Pacific Raven: Hawai'i Poems (Pacific Raven Press, 2009)
   Sesshu Foster
World Ball Notebook (City Lights Books, 2009)
   Sherwin Bitsui
Flood Song (Copper Canyon Press, 2009)
2009 - Jericho Brown
Please (New Issues Press, 2008)
   Linda Gregg
All of It Singing: New and Selected (Graywolf Press, 2008)
   Jack Spicer
My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan University Press, 2008)
   Suheir Hammad
Breaking Poems (Cypher Books, 2008)
2008 - Nikki Giovanni
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 (HarperCollins, 2008)
   C. S. Giscombe
Prairie Style (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008)
   L. Luis Lopez
Each Month I Sing (Farolito Press, 2008)
   Maria Mazzioti Gillan
All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions, 2008)
2006 - Carlton T. Spiller
Scalding Heart (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 2005)
   Matthew Shenoda
Somewhere Else (Coffee House Press, 2005)
   Tim Z. Hernandez
Skin Tax (Heyday Books, 2004)
2005 - Lamont Steptoe
A Long Movie of Shadows (Whirlwind Press, 2004)
2002 - Gloria Frym
Homeless at Home (Creative Arts Books Co., 2001)
   Al Young
The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-2000 (Creative Arts Books Co., 2001)
   Dana Gioia
Interrogations at Noon (Graywolf Press, 2001)