Sharon Olds wins $100,000 poetry prize

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Posted: Sep 07, 2016 7:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's leading poets, Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds, has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

The Academy of American Poets told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Olds had been given the Wallace Stevens Award for "proven mastery in the art of poetry." Olds, 73, won the Pulitzer in 2013 for "Stag's Leap."

The academy announced several other prizes Wednesday, including a $25,000 honor for former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, who received a fellowship for "distinguished poetic achievement." Lynn Emanuel's "The Nerve of It" won the $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for last year's best poetry book.

Ron Padgett was cited for his translation of "Zone: Selected Poems by Guillaume Apollinaire."