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Unterberg Poetry Center

For over 60 years 92Y’s Discovery Contest has launched the careers of major American poets such as John Ashbery, Lucille Clifton, Mark Strand, Mary Jo Bang, Eduardo C. Corral and Solmaz Sharif, to name but a few.

Learn more about previous winners, (and check back often, as we expand our library!): 

2018 Winners

Heidi Johannesen Poon
Jake Skeets
Monica Sok
Paul Tran

2017 Winners

James Henry Knippen
Erika Luckert
Diana Khoi Nguyen
Courtney Faye Taylor

Previous Winners

John Ashbery (1952)
Lucille Clifton (1969)