Arkansas Poetry Award

Miller Williams Poetry Prize

Winners and Finalists

Year Prize Award Author Title
1991 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award Eric Nelson The Interpretation of Waking Life
1992 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award Julie Suk The Angel of Obsession
1993 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award William C. Bowie Conservator’s Song
1994 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award Dannye Romine Powell At Every Wedding Someone Stays Home
1995 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award Charles Rafferty The Man on the Tower
1996 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award Joe Survant Anne & Alpheus, 1842-1882
1997 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award William Aberg The Listening Chamber
1998 Winner Arkansas Poetry Award Martin Lammon News from Where I Live
2003 Winner Arkansas Poetry Prize Michelle Boisseau Trembling Air
2004 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Robert Gibb The Burning World
2004 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Elizabeth Biller Chapman Candlefish
2004 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Patrick Phillips Chattahoochee
2004 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Harry Humes August Evening with Trumpet
2005 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Gary Fincke Standing around the Heart
2005 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize K. E. Duffin King Vulture
2005 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Annie Boutelle Becoming Bone
2005 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Elton Glaser Here and Hereafter
2006 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Margaret Holley Walking Through the Horizon
2006 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Christopher Bursk The First Inhabitants of Arcadia
2006 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Elizabeth Hadaway Fire Baton
2006 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Carole Simmons Oles Waking Stone
2007 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Robert Gibb World over Water
2007 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Donald Platt My Father Says Grace
2007 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Greg Rappleye Figured Dark
2007 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize R.T. Smith Outlaw Style
2008 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize James Allen Hall Now You’re the Enemy
2008 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Barbara Helfgott Hyett Rift
2008 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Gary Fincke The Fire Landscape
2008 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Dannye Romine Powell A Necklace of Bees
2009 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Michelle Boisseau A Sunday in God-Years
2009 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Terese Svoboda Weapons Grade
2009 Cowinner Arkansas Poetry Prize Daniel Donaghy Start with the Trouble
2010 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Michael Walsh The Dirt Riddles
2010 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Pamela Gemin Another Creature
2010 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Eric Leigh Harm’s Way
2011 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Danielle Cadena Deulen Lovely Asunder
2011 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Stephen Gibson Paradise
2012 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Catherine MacDonald Rousing the Machinery
2012 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Adam Vines The Coal Life
2012 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Robert Gibb The Empty Loom
2012 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Annette Spaulding-Convy In Broken Latin
2013 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Elton Glaser The Law of Falling Bodies
2013 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers Chord Box
2013 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Joshua Robbins Praise Nothing
2014 Cowinner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Steve Scafidi To the Bramble and the Briar
2014 Cowinner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Vandana Khanna Afternoon Masala
2014 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum Ghost Gear
2014 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Katherine E. Young Day of the Border Guards
2015 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize George David Clark Reveille
2016 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Andrew Gent [explicit lyrics]
2016 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Brock Jones Cenotaph
2016 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Laura McKee See You Soon
2016 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Joe Wilkins When We Were Birds
2017 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Stephen Gibson Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror
2017 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Jennifer Givhan Protection Spell
2017 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Laura McCullough The Wild Night Dress
2017 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Frances Schenkkan Mr. Stevens’ Secretary
2018 Winner Miller Williams Poetry Prize Travis Mossotti Narcissus Americana
2018 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize Roy Bentley Walking with Eve in the Loved City
2018 Finalist Miller Williams Poetry Prize P. Scott Cunningham Ya Te Veo