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Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry

The Sewanee Review honors a distinguished poet in the maturity of their career with the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry..

Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry

 

Every year since 1987, the Sewanee Review has honored a distinguished poet in the maturity of their career with the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Established by the physician and poet K. P. A. Taylor in honor of his elder brother, the modernist poet and story writer Conrad Aiken, the Aiken Taylor Award has celebrated poets such as Howard Nemerov, Gwendolyn Brooks, Wendell Berry, Louise Glück, and Billy Collins.

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