Yale Series of Younger Poets
The Yale Series of Younger Poets champions the most promising new American poets. Awarded since 1919, the Yale Younger Poets prize is the longest-running poetry prize in the United States. Past winners include Muriel Rukeyser, Adrienne Rich, Margaret Walker, W.S. Merwin, John Ashbery, Carolyn Forché, Richard Siken, Eduardo Corral, and Desiree Bailey. Louise Glück was the judge of the Series from 2003-2010, Carl Phillips from 2011-2020, and Rae Armantrout is the current judge.
Past Winners | Judges | Rules and Submission Guidelines | Contact Us