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Rae Armantrout
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Rae Armantrout is the award-winning author of eighteen books of poetry, most recently Finalists, Conjure, and Wobble.


  • Present: Rae Armantrout
  • 2011 – 2020: Carl Phillips
  • 2003 – 2010: Louise Glück
  • 1997 – 2003: W. S. Merwin
  • 1990 – 1996: James Dickey
  • 1983 – 1989: James Merrill
  • 1977 – 1982: Richard Hugo
  • 1969 – 1976: Stanley Kunitz
  • 1958 – 1968: Dudley Fitts
  • 1946 – 1958: W. H. Auden
  • 1942 – 1945: Archibald MacLeish
  • 1933 – 1942: Stephen Vincent Benét
  • 1925 – 1932: William Alexander Percy
  • 1923 – 1924: Edward Bliss Reed
  • 1923: Frederick E. Pierce 1919 – 1923: Charlton M. Lewis

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