Walt Whitman Award Winners

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Winners

Brute: Poems

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4.15 avg rating — 929 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2018)
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Eye Level: Poems

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4.15 avg rating — 1,046 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2017)
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Afterland

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3.96 avg rating — 442 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2016)
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Rapture: Poems

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3.68 avg rating — 139 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2015)
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The Same-Different: Poems

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4.06 avg rating — 87 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2014)
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Put Your Hands in

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2.83 avg rating — 29 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2013)
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Black Aperture

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4.31 avg rating — 877 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2012)
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Eyes, Stones

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3.85 avg rating — 73 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2011)
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Curses and Wishes: Poems

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3.92 avg rating — 127 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2010)
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Heredities: Poems

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3.79 avg rating — 91 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2009)
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The Waker's Corridor

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3.17 avg rating — 36 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2008)
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Sex at Noon Taxes: Poems

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3.04 avg rating — 52 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2007)
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Floating City: Poems

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3.90 avg rating — 50 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2006)
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Half Wild: Poems

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3.73 avg rating — 60 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2005)
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Resin: Poems

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3.87 avg rating — 55 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2004)
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Invisible Bride

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4.18 avg rating — 141 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2003)
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Notes from the Divided Coun...

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4.09 avg rating — 211 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2002)
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The Invisible World

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3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2001)
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Radio, Radio: Poems

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3.75 avg rating — 80 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (2000)
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Carolina Ghost Woods

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4.12 avg rating — 149 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1999)
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Once I Gazed at You in Wond...

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3.82 avg rating — 38 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1998)
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Bite Every Sorrow

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3.89 avg rating — 88 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1997)
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Madonna Anno Domini: Poems

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3.96 avg rating — 139 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1996)
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Resurrection: Poems

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3.88 avg rating — 26 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1995)
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Because the Brain Can Be Ta...

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4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1994)
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Science and Other Poems

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4.21 avg rating — 33 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1993)
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The Fire in All Things: Poems

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3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1992)
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From the Iron Chair: Poems

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4.06 avg rating — 18 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1991)
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Cult of the Right Hand

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3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1990)
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The Game Of Statues

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4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
Walt Whitman Award (1989)
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