$100,000 Poetry Prize Goes To 90-Year-Old Eleanor Ross Taylor

06/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Carolyn Kellogg Los Angeles Times

The substantial $100,000 Ruth Lily Poetry Prize will be awarded to Virginia-based poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, who was born in 1920. Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, cited the strong reserve in Taylor's poems and praised their "sober and clear-eyed serenity" and authority.

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