Award for Best Book of Poetry

Awards are presented to books published during the previous year.

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The winners of the Best Poetry Award are —

 

2019

Nature’s Poetry
Elton Katter (Ethiopia 1962–64)

 

2018

Nuns, Nam & Henna: A Memoir In Poetry And Prose
Larry Berube (Morocco 1977–79)

 

2017

An Ecology of Elsewhere: Poems
Sandra L. Meek (Botswana 1989–91)

 

2016

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Bartram’s Garden
Eleanor Stanford (Cape Verde 1998–2000)

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2015

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The Consolations
John W. Evans (Bangladesh 1999–2001)

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2014

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Strange Borderlands
Ben Berman (Zimbabwe 1998–2000)

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2013

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The Land of Four Rivers:
My Experience as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia (2006–08)
Matthew A. Hamilton (Armenia 2006–08, Philippines 2008–10)

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2012

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

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2011

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Weavings
Mary Ellen Branan (Poland 1994–96)

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2010

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The Mind Dancing
Tony Zurlo (Nigeria 1964–66)

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2009

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

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2008

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

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2007

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

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2006

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

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

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2005

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

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2004

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

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2003

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

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2002

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

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2001

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

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2000

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The Deathbed Playboy
Philip Dacey (Nigeria 1964–66)

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1998

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

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1997

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Easter Vigil
Ann Neelon (Senegal 1978–79)

 

 

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