The May Swenson Poetry Award -
The annual award in her name honors May Swenson as one of America’s most provocative and vital writers. In John Hollander’s words, she was “one of our few unquestionably major poets.” During her long career, May was loved and praised by writers from virtually every major school of American poetry. She left a legacy of nearly fifty years of writing when she died in 1989. She is buried in Logan, Utah, her birthplace and hometown.