2) It is as a poet, however, that she excelled; her Letter to a Comrade (1938) won both the Yale Younger Poet
competition and the Russell Loines Memorial award for poetry given by the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
A Crackling of Thorns (1958), his first collection, was selected for the Yale Younger Poets
series by the editor, <IR> W.
His work--which has won nearly every major poetry honor, beginning with the Yale Younger Poets
Prize for his first book, Some Trees--is at once lyrical and disjunctive, as epigrammatic as it is puzzling.
Her first book of poems, Theory of Flight (1935), published when she was 21, won the Yale Younger Poets
Award, and she received many other awards throughout her lifetime.
In fact, reading some of the recent Yale younger poets
, the Lamont prize winners, and, say, an anthology like Mr.
Rukeyser was an upwardly mobile New York Jew, a Vassar dropout who came into the public eye at 21 with her Yale Younger Poets
Award-winning Theories of Flight (inspired by her flying lessons--yes, she also flew planes).
When her first collection, Gathering the Tribes, won the coveted Yale Younger Poets
prize in 1976, she was praised by Stanley Kunitz for the quality of her imagination, "at once passionate and tribal.
Her first book, Gathering the Tribes, which won the Yale Younger Poets
Award in 1976, is grounded in a politics of identity: ethnic (with her Eastern European ancestors), spiritual (with Native Americans) and sexual.
His honors include the Yale Younger Poets
prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
A Wave is his eleventh book of poems and marks that high level of accomplishment and imaginative power that could be glimpsed in his first collection, Some Trees, which won the Yale Younger Poets
Award in 1956.
She won the Yale Younger Poets
Award for her first book, Dream Barker,