The Collected Poems
By Wallace Stevens
Original Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Stevens first won the National Book Award in
Poetry in 1951 for The Auroras of Autumn.
Poetry Finalists that Year:
- e.e. cummings for Poems, 1923-1954
- Leonie Adams for Poems: A Selection
- Louise Bogan for Collected Poems, 1923-1953
- Robinson Jeffers for Hungerfield and Other Poems
- Archibald MacLeish for Songs for Eve
- Phyllis McGinley for The Love Letters of Phyllis McGinley
- Merrill Moore for The Verse Diary of a Psychiatrist
- LeRoy Smith for A Character Invented
- May Swenson for Another Animal (published as part of the anthology Poets of Today)
- William Carlos Williams for The Desert Music and Other Poems
- Marya Zaturenska for Selected Poems
Poetry Judges that Year: Oscar Cargill, Richard Eberhart,
Dudley Fitts, Randall Jarrell, Christopher La Farge
The Year in Literature:
- The Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens also won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
- May Swenson was a National Book Award Finalist for Another Animal, a collection which was published as part of the first volume of the anthology, Poets of Today, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. The anthology also includes a critical introduction by John Hall Wheelock and the collections Poems and Translations by Harry Duncan and Samurai and Serpent Poems by Murray Noss. The present-day guidelines for the National Book Award exclude anthologies from entry.
- Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was born in Reading, PA.
- Stevens received the National Book Award in Poetry just six months before his death on August 2, 1955.
- Wallace Stevens' 1955 National Book Awards Acceptance Speech for The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)
- Neil Baldwin's National Book Award Classics Essay about The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
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