AT 91 - MARIE PONSOT WINS POETRY FOUNDATION LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT HONOUR

Mar 18, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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 Poet, teacher and translator  Marie Ponsot has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

The Chicago-based “Poetry Foundation”  has announced that  91-year-old Ponsot has been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Ponsot has written six books of poetry and translated more than 30 books from French into English.

Her previous honours include the Robert Frost Poetry Award ….and the National Book Critics Circle award.

The Ruth Lilly prize was established in 1986.

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