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A. R. Ammons

A. R. Ammons’s (1926–2001) was a two-time winner of the National Book Award and the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award. His many additional honors include the Academy of American Poets’ Wallace Stevens Award, the Bollingen Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Robert Frost Medal, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.

Awards

National Book Award, 1993

Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, 1994

National Book Award, 1973

National Book Critics Circle Award, 1981

Books by A. R. Ammons

  • 9780393308501 72

    The Really Short Poems of A. R. Ammons

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 1992

  • 9780393070132 72

    The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 1 1955-1977

    A. R. Ammons, Robert M. West, Helen Vendler

    Hardcover, 2017

    “One of the great American poets . . . he sounds like nobody else.”—Helen Vendler
  • 9780393254891 72

    The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 2 1978-2005

    A. R. Ammons, Robert M. West, Helen Vendler

    Hardcover, 2017

    “One of the great American poets . . . he sounds like nobody else.”—Helen Vendler
  • 9780393324105 72

    A Coast of Trees

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 2003

    This collection of shorter poems won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981.
  • 9780393324112 72

    Garbage: A Poem

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 2003

    Winner of the National Book Award.
  • 9780393009620 72

    Selected Longer Poems

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 1980

  • 9780393043266 72

    Briefings: Poems Small and Easy

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 1971

    Briefings brings together more than eighty short lyrics that, as Harold Bloom writes, "maintain an utterly consistent purity of detached yet radiant vision."
  • 9780393044140 72

    Diversifications: Poems

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 1975

    Diversifications is a collection of shorter poems by the poet whose Collected Poems won the National Book Award.
  • 9780393044621 72

    Northfield Poems

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 2012

    Mr. Ammons' poetry has appeared in such publications as the Hudson Review, The Nation (for which he was at one time poetry editor), the New York Times, Poetry, and the Partisan Review.
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    The Snow Poems

    A. R. Ammons

    Paperback, 1977

    The Snow Poems is the most recent book of poetry by an author who has been called "perhaps the most imaginative, innovative poet writing today."