The Award for Best Poetry Book was first presented in 1997.

The winners are —

2014

strange-borderlands

Strange Borderlands
Ben Berman (Zimbabwe 1998–2000)

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2013

land-4-rivers

The Land of Four Rivers
Matthew A. Hamilton (Armenia 2006–08
, Philippines 2008–10

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2012

lake-other-poems

Lake and Other Poems of Love in a Foreign Land
Jeff Fearnside (Kazakhstan 2002–04)

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2011

weavings

Weavings
Mary Ellen Branan

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2010

mind-dancing1

The Mind Dancing
Tony Zurlo (Nigeria 1964–66)

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2009

book-of-sleep

The Book of Sleep
Eleanor Stanford (Cape Verde 1998–2000)

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2008

what-kills

What Kills What Kills Us
Kurt S. Olsson (Kyrgyzstan 1996–98)

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2007

wild-women

Wild Women with Tender Hearts
Patricia Taylor Edmisten (Peru 1962–64)

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2006

san-miguel

San Miguel De Allende
Andrew Oerke (staff: Tanzania, Uganda, CD/Malawi, CD/Jamaica 1966–71
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african-stiltdancer

African Stiltdancer
Andrew Oerke (staff: Tanzania, Uganda, CD/Malawi, CD/Jamaica 1966–71)
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2005

way-they-say-yes

The Way They Say Yes Here
Jacqueline Lyons (Lesotho 1992–95)

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2004

gilbert-garbo

Gilbert & Garbo In Love: A Romance in Poems
Christopher Conlon (Botswana 1988–90)

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2003

nomadic-found

Nomadic Foundations
Sandra L. Meek (Botswana 1989–91)

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2002

i-want-world-100

I Want This World
Margaret C. Szumowski (Zaire 1973–74, Ethiopia 1974–75)

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2001

cartographers-tongue-100

The Cartographer’s Tongue: Poems of the World
Susan Rich (Niger 1984–86)

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2000

deathbed-playboy

The Deathbed Playboy
Philip Dacey (Nigeria 1964–66)

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1999

none given

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1998

moments-between

Moments Between Cities
John Flynn (Republic of Moldova 1993–95)

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1997

easter-vigil

Easter Vigil
Ann Neelon (Senegal 1978–79)

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