The Prizes

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NEUSTADT QUOTES

“M’Illumino D’Immenso – I flood myself with the light of the immense.” ― Giuseppe Ungaretti, 1970 Neustadt Prize Laureate

A Look Back At…

  • Elizabeth Bishop
    1976 - Elizabeth Bishop

    "More can be learned about how to write poetry from Elizabeth Bishop than from reading the writings of most other poets."—Jerome Mazzaro, "Elizabeth Bishop's Particulars" (WLT Vol. 51, Winter 1977) Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) was born in Massachussetts. Her father died when she was very young, and as a result of the heartbreak, her mother was committed to an institution in 1916. Bishop never reunited with her mother and was subsequently raised by her grandparents. Though she dabbled…

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A Look Back At…

  • Katherine Paterson. Photo by Simon Hurst.
    2007 – Katherine Paterson

    "Katherine Paterson articulates important, difficult, and urgent truths, all within the safe haven of her books and within a world, both real and imagined, which she modestly presents in her own wise and at the same time collective voice both on our behalf and for our benefit."—David Draper Clark, WLT May 2008 Katherine Paterson (b. 1932) was born in China, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries who returned to the United States at the onset of World War II. Though her first language…

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NSK Quotes

“M’Illumino D’Immenso – I flood myself with the light of the immense.” ― Giuseppe Ungaretti, 1970 Neustadt Prize Laureate