The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Poetry

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For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to "Stag's Leap," by Sharon Olds (Alfred A. Knopf), a book of unflinching poems on the author’s divorce that examine love, sorrow and the limits of self-knowledge.


Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, presents the 2013 Poetry prize to Sharon Olds.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Collected Poems," by the late Jack Gilbert (Alfred A. Knopf), a half century of poems reflecting a creative author’s commitment to living fully and honestly and to producing straightforward work that illuminates everyday experience with startling clarity; and "The Abundance of Nothing," by Bruce Weigl (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern), a powerful collection of poems that explore the trauma of the Vietnam War and the feelings that have never left many of those who fought in the conflict.