By A.R. Ammons
Original and Current Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A.R. Ammons first won the National Book Award in Poetry in 1973 for Collected Poems: 1951-1971.
Poetry Finalists that Year:
- Mark Doty for My Alexandria
- Margaret Gibson for The Vigil: A Poem in Four Voices
- Donald Hall for The Museum of Clear Ideas
- Lawrence Raab for What We Don't Know about Each Other
Poetry Judges that Year: Stephen Berg, Alice Fulton, John Frederick Nims, Louis Simpson, Susan Wood
The Year in Literature: Rita Dove was named Poet Laureate of the United States.
- A.R. Ammons (1926-2001) was born in Whiteville, NC.
- Ammons’ Garbage is actually one poem consisting of a single, extended sentence.
- A.R. Ammons's 1993 National Book Award Acceptance Speech for Garbage
- Ammons's profile at Poets.org
- Discussion about Ammons, The State of Things on WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio
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