Joseph Pulitzer had no longer initially meant to award a prize for poetry. An initiative by way of the Poetry Society of the United States supplied the preliminary impetus to set up the prize, first presented in 1922. The complement quantity chronicles the entire heritage of ways the awards for this classification built, giving an account dependent in most cases on personal jury protocols from the Pulitzer Prizes workplace at New York´s Columbia college. This quantity completes the sequence ""The Pulitzer Prize Archive"".
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D M·argaretW. iddeme·rand Carl Sa·ndberg Sha'reSociety'6 Award. It was once eight. nnounc~4at COlumbIa. Untver~ sfty the previous day that the Poetry . Society prize of $500 for theoost quantity 'or verl. i6 pubUt;hed' through . an American writer through the calendar yr of 1918 ha! been. dlvldedbetween'·fThe outdated street to Paradise, J, through Marraret Wldderner, and Cornhusket8/'by 'Carl Bandberg. The Jury consj~ted of Protes8or WIIIlam LyonPhelps' of Yale, Richard Burton, and Sara Teasdal e~ ("The long island June 7, fi Ti<. l3S 1919) It, 43 1920 Award Winner Jurors 44 file because the Poetry Society of the USA discontinued the yearly Poetry Award, there didn't exist a prize of this type in that 12 months. forty five 1921 Award Winner Jurors 46 document The Poetry Society of the United States nonetheless discontinued the Poetry Award in order that within the moment consecutive 12 months no prize of that sort existed. forty seven 1922 Award Winner Edwin Arlington Robinson, "Collected Poems", big apple: The Macmillan corporation, 1921 Jurors Richard Burton Wilbur L. pass Ferris Greenslet 48 document February thirteen, 1922 Professor Frank D. Faokantbal Columbia college manhattan urban pricey Mr. Fackentbal: The Committee at the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, after contemplating twenty-eight vo1'CDles of verse that seemed in 1921, came across that the alternative lay among gathered Poems (1921) by way of Edwin Arlington Robinson, along with Avon's HarYest. and so on. first pu. bl1shed within the related 12 months, and volumes by means of Edna St. Vinoent Mlllay. entitled moment APril and some Figs from Thistles, either one of that have been released in 1921. With the reluctant consent of 1 member. the Committe$ recQIIIIlends that the award be made to amassed Poems by way of Edwin Arllngton Robinson. RespectfUlly submitted, 49 February 27, 1922 Professor Frank D. Fackentbal Columbia college big apple urban expensive Professor Fackenthal: As Mr. Greenslet used to be crusing for Europe past due this month, referred to as jointly the Committee at the Pulitzer Prize in poetry on February eleven, 1922. The Committee duly met in New Haven on that date, and i'm enclosing the realization to which it got here. I on the grounds that that date I obtained from you a quantity of verse by means of Lynn okay. Rumell, which I learn and submitted to the opposite participants, who trust me that this quantity not at all disturbs our former end. individually, i'm really not very enthusiastic over the phraseology of the advice for the award of the Prize to Ed. win Arlington Robinson. i personally . and it seems that another member of the Committee think that the Prize may still visit Mr. ·Robinson with none query wbatever. One member of the Committee,hoW8ver, could position omit Lowell's Legends first, omit Millay's little volumes moment, and Robinson 3rd. Accordingly"in order to rea. ch a unanimous verdict it was once essential to hire fairly inventive phraseology. Mr. Robinson's quantity is, taken,as an entire, a truly positive selection of poems. think me Yours such a lot basically, vr-z. L WLC:MLB 50 POLI! I! ZER POErRY P. RIZE checklist at beaks sUbmitted tor 1921 OOllI'ali liken - "Punch: The Immortal Liar" B-8266 - "Tale of a walled city" Bellows - "Highland gentle and different Poems" Fletcher - "Breakers and Granite" Gale - "The mystery approach" ~ Lgwell ..