Past Winners of the Bluestem Poetry Award

 

2005
Thomas Dukes
Baptist Confidential
Judge: Jeffrey Thomson

2004
Matthew Spireng
Out of Body
Judge: Vivian Shipley

2003
Patrica Hooper
Aristotle's Garden
Judge: B.H. Fairchild

2002
Elizabeth Tibbetts
In the Well
Judge: Elizabeth Dodd

2001
Cheryl Lachowski
Homing
Judge: Christopher Howell

2000
Katharine Whitcomb
Saints of South Dakota and Other Poems
Judge: Lucia Perillo

1999
Withdrawn by author request

1998
Mary Crockett Hill
If You Return Home with Food
Judge: Mark Cox

1997
Jacqueline Berger
The Mythologies of Danger
Judge: Alberto Alvaro Rios

1996
Lesley Dauer
The Fragile City
Judge: Jonathan Holden

1995
George Looney
Animals Housed in the Pleasure of Flesh
Judge: Henry Carlile

1995
Carlos Reyes
A Suitcase Full of Crows
Judge: Henry Carlile

1994
Edison Dupree
Prosthesis
Judge: Heather McHugh

1993
John Hodgen
In My Father's House - Out of Print
Judge: Vern Rutsala

1992
Robert Gregory
Boy Picked Up by the Wind
Judge: Madeline DeFrees

1991
Margaret Holley
The Smoke Tree
Judge: James Tate

1990
Jill Breckenridge
How to Be Lucky
Judge: William Stafford

1989
Ger Killeen
A Wren
Judge: Michael Heffernan