Welcome to this website honoring the life and works of . . .


Robert Penn Warren

1905 - 1989

1905 - 1989


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  Mr. Warren was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes and is, thus far, the only writer to have been awarded the Pulitzer for both fiction and poetry.

 

HONORS *AWARDS * PRIZES

1928-30

Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University

1936

Helen Haire Levinson Prize for Poetry; Caroline Sinkler Prize for Poetry of South Carolina

1937

Caroline Sinkler Prize

1938

Caroline Sinkler Prize

1942

Poet of the Month Award for Eleven Poems On the Same Theme

1943

Shelley Memorial Award

1944

1944-45 Second Occupant of the Chair of Poetry at Library of Congress

1947

Pulitzer Prize for All the King's Men; Southern Author's Award (Southern Women's National Democratic Organization)

1949

Robert Meltzer Award of the Screen Writers' Guild for All the King's Men; Honorary D.Litt. from the University of Louisville

1950

Membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters; Chancellor, American Academy of Poets; Distinguished Alumnus Award, from Vanderbilt University

1952

Honorary D.Litt. from Kenyon College; Elected to The American Philosophical Society

1956

Honorary D.Litt. from Colby College

1957

Sidney Hillman Award for Journalism; Edna St. Vincent Millay Prize of the American Poetry Society; Honorary D.Litt. from University of Kentucky

1958

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Promises: Poems, 1954-1956; National Book Award for Promises: Poems, 1954-1956; Membership in The Century Association

1959

Selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Honorary D.Litt. from Swarthmore College

1960

Honorary D.Litt. from Yale University

1965

Irita Van Doren Award; Honorary LLD from University of Bridgeport

1967

Bollingen Prize in Poetry; 1967-68 Member, English Committee of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College

1968

National Arts Foundation Award

1969

Honorary D. Litt. from Fairfield University

1970

National Medal of Literature; Van Wyck Brooks Award; Henry A. Bellaman Prize, all for Audubon: A Vision; Honorary D.Litt. from Wesleyn University

1972

Fall. Ten Best Teachers Award, Yale; Chancellor, American Academy of Poets

1973

University of South Carolina Award for Distinction in Literature; Honorary D.Litt. from Harvard University and from New Haven University

1974

Delivers Third Annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities (NEH); Honorary D.Litt. from University of the South, from Southwestern College, and from University of Meridian(TN); Honorary Fellow, MLA

1975

Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Emerson-Thoreau Award from AAAS

1976

Copernicus Award for Or Else---Poem/Poems, 1968-1974 from the Academy of American Poets; Borestone Mountain Poetry Award

1977

Harriet Monroe Prize for Poetry; Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr., Award from Associates of St. Louis University Libraries; Honorary D.Litt. from Johns Hopkins University

1978

Honorary D.Humane Letters from Berea College (KY)

1979

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978

1980

Presidential Medal of Freedom

1981

Receives MacArthur Prize Fellowship

1984

Creative Arts Award, Brandeis University

1985

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Poetry

1986

Appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (First Poet Laureate of the United States)

1987

National Medal of Arts

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