Awarded annually at the discretion of the Poetry Society of America's Board of Governors  for distinguished lifetime achievement in American Poetry.


The Frost Medalists

photo

2013 Robert Bly

photo

2012 Marilyn Nelson

photo

2011 Charles Simic

photo

2010 Lucille Clifton

photo

2009 X. J. Kennedy

photo

2008 Michael S. Harper

photo

2007 John Hollander

photo

2006 Maxine Kumin

photo

2005 Marie Ponsot

photo

2004 Richard Howard

photo

2003 Lawrence Ferlinghetti

photo

2002 Galway Kinnell

photo

2001 Sonia Sanchez

photo

2000 Anthony Hecht

photo

1999 Barbara Guest

photo

1998 Stanley Kunitz

photo

1997 Josephine Jacobsen

photo

1996 Richard Wilbur

photo

1995 John Ashbery

photo

1994 A. R. Ammons

photo

1993 William Stafford

 
photo photo

1992 Adrienne Rich / David Ignatow

photo

1991 Donald Hall

 
photo photo

1990 Denise Levertov / James Laughlin

photo

1989 Gwendolyn Brooks

photo

1988 Carolyn Kizer

photo photo

1987 Robert Creeley / Sterling Brown

photo photo

1986 Allen Ginsberg / Richard Eberhart

photo

1985 Robert Penn Warren

1984 Jack Stadler

photo

1976 A. M. Sullivan

photo

1974 John Hall Wheelock

photo

1971 Melville Cane

photo

1967 Marianne Moore

photo

1955 Leona Speyer

photo

1952 Carl Sandburg

photo

1951 Wallace Stevens

photo

1947 Gustav Davidson

photo

1943 Edna St. Vincent Millay

photo

1942 Edgar Lee Masters

photo

1941 Robert Frost

 
photo photo

1930 Bliss Carmen (In Memory) / George Edward Woodbery (In Memory)

photo

1930 Jessie Rittenhouse