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1922     Collected poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson (Google Books)
1923     The ballad of the harp-weaver : a few figs from thistles : eight sonnets in American poetry, 1922. A miscellany by Edna St. Vincent Millay  (collected poems)
1924     New Hampshire : a poem with notes and grace notes by Robert Frost  (collected poems)
1925     The man who died twice by Edwin Arlington Robinson
1926     What's o'clock by Amy Lowell (collected poems)
1927     Fiddler's farewell by Leonora Speyer
1928     Tristram by Edwin Arlington Robinson
1929     John Brown's body by Stephen Vincent Benet
1930     Selected poems by Conrad Aiken
1931     Collected poems of Robert Frost by Robert Frost  (collected poems)
1932     The flowering stone by George Dillon
1933     Conquistador by Archibald Macleish (collected poems)
1934     The collected verse of Robert Hillyer by Robert Hillyer (collected poems, 1961)
1935     Bright ambush, poems by Audrey Wurdemann
1936     Strange holiness by Robert P. Tristram Coffin
1937     A further range.  Book six. by Robert Frost
1938     Cold morning sky by Marya Zaturenska
1939     Selected poems by John Gould Fletcher
1940     Collected poems, 1922-1938 by Mark Van Doren
1941     Sunderland capture and other poems by Leonard Bacon
1942     The dust which is God, a novel in verse by William Rose Benet
1943     A witness tree by Robert Frost
1944     Western star by Stephen Vincent Benet
1945     V-letter and other poems by Karl Shapiro (collected poems)
1946     No Award
1947     Lord Weary's castle by Robert Lowell
1948     The age of anxiety, a baroque eclogue by W. H. Auden
1949     Terror and decorum; poems, 1940-1948 by Peter Viereck
1950     Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks
1951     Complete poems by Carl Sandburg
1952     Collected poems by Marianne Moore
1953     Collected poems, 1917-1952 by Archibald MacLeish
1954     The waking : poems, 1933-1953 by Theodore Roethke
1955     Collected poems by Wallace Stevens
1956     Poems : North & south.  A cold spring by Elizabeth Bishop
1957     Things of this world; poems by Richard Wilbur
1958     Promises : poems 1954-1956 by Robert Penn Warren (collected poems)
1959     Selected poems, 1928-1958 by Stanley Kunitz
1960     Heart's needle by W. D. Snodgrass
1961     Times three : selected verse from three decades, with seventy new poems by Phyllis McGinley
1962     Poems by Alan Dugan
1963     Pictures from Brueghel, and other poems; collected poems, 1950-1962 by William Carlos Williams
1964     At the end of the open road : poems by Louis Simpson
1965     77 dream songs by John Berryman
1966     Selected poems by Richard Eberhart
1967     Live or die by Anne Sexton
1968     The hard hours; poems by Anthony Hecht
1969     Of being numerous by George Oppen
1970     Untitled subjects; poems by Richard Howard
1971     The carrier of ladders; poems by William S. Merwin
1972     Collected poems by James Arlington Wright
1973     Up country; poems of New England, new and selected by Maxine Kumin
1974     The dolphin by Robert Lowell
1975     Turtle Island by Gary Snyder
1976     Self-portrait in a convex mirror : poems by John Ashbery
1977     Divine comedies : poems by James Merrill
1978     Collected poems by Howard Nemerov
1979     Now and then : poems, 1976-1978 by Robert Penn Warren
1980     Selected poems by Donald Justice
1981     The morning of the poem : poems by James Schuyler
1982     The collected poems by Sylvia Plath
1983     Selected poems by Galway Kinnell
1984     American primitive : poems by Mary Oliver
1985     Yin : new poems by Carolyn Kizer
1986     The flying change : poems by Henry Taylor
1987     Thomas and Beulah : poems by Rita Dove
1988     Partial accounts : new and selected poems by William Meredith
1989     New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur
1990     The world doesn't end : prose poems by Charles Simic
1991     Near changes : poems by Mona Van Duyn
1992     Selected poems by James Tate
1993     The wild iris by Louise Gluck
1994     Neon vernacular : new and selected poems by Yusef Komunyakaa
1995     The simple truth : poems by Philip Levine
1996     The dream of the unified field : selected poems, 1974-1994 by Jorie Graham
1997     Alive together : new and selected poems by Lisel Mueller
1998     Black zodiac by Charles Wright
1999     Blizzard of one : poems by Mark Strand
2000     Repair by C. K. Williams
2001     Different hours : poems by Stephen Dunn
2002     Practical gods by Carl Dennis
2003     Moy sand and gravel by Paul Muldoon
2004     Walking to Martha's Vineyard : poems by Franz Wright
2005     Delights & shadows : poems by Ted Kooser
2006     Late wife : poems by Claudia Emerson
2007     Native guard by Natasha Trethewey
2008     Time and materials : poems, 1997-2005 by Robert Hass
2009     The shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin
2010     Versed by Rae Armantrout
2011     The best of it : new and selected poems by Kay Ryan
2012     Life on Mars : poems by Tracy K. Smith
2013     Stag's leap by Sharon Olds
2014     3 sections by Vijay Seshadri
2015     Digest by Gregory Pardlo
2016     Ozone journal by Peter Balakian
2017     Olio by Tyehimba Jess
2018     Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart