Former Prize Recipients

Recipients of the Writing Awards 2015
Academy of American Poets Award:
Ethan Plaue Kailee Pedersen (runner-up)
Arthur E. Ford Prize for Best Poetry by a Senior in the College:
Jenny Xu
Charles Paterno Barratt-Brown Prize:
Eric Wohlstadter
Seymour Brick Memorial Prize:
Ethan Plaue
Brownstein Prize for Prose:
Rosa Inocencio Smith
Bunner Award:
Jackson Arn
Philolexian Prize for Prose: 
Serena Solin
Van Rensselaer Prize:
Kailee Pedersen
The Richmond B. Williams Traveling Research Fellowship:
Anya Josephs
Emma Miller
Dennis Zhou
 

Recipients of the Writing Awards 2014


Academy of American Poets Award:
Kate Gamble, Serena Solin (runner-up)
 
Arthur E. Ford Prize for Best Poetry by a Senior in the College:
Becca Liu
 
Charles Paterno Barratt-Brown Prize:
Abigail Struhl
 
Seymour Brick Memorial Prize:
Rae Binstock
Chantal McStay
 
Brownstein Prize for Prose:
Abigail Struhl
 
Bunner Award:
Amalia Scott
John Vincent Hickey Prize:
Bernardo Sarmiento-Hinojosa
 
Philolexian Prize for Prose: 
Kailee Pedersen
Serena Solin
 
Van Rensselaer Prize:
Ethan Plaue
 
The Richmond B. Williams Traveling Research Fellowship:
Catherine Chen
Brendan Donley
Luke Foster
Joseph Lee
Michael Menna
 

Recipients of the Writing Awards 2013

Academy of American Poets Award:
Becca Liu

Arthur E. Ford Prize for Best Poetry by a Senior in the College:
Andy Nicole Bowers

Barratt-Brown Prize:
Michelle Dawson

Brownstein Prize for Prose:
Abigail Struhl
Nicholas Logan Pierce
Yanyi Luo

Bunner Award:
Peter James Conroy

John Vincent Hickey Prize:
Amanda Gutterman

Philolexian Prize for Prose:
Yanyi Luo

Van Rensselaer Prize:
Andy Nicole Bowers

The Richmond B. Williams Traveling Research Fellowship:
Lara Andersson
Bernardo Sarmiento-Hinojosa
Jennifer Schmeyer
Kai Schultz


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2012

Academy of American Poets Award:
Chloe Campbell

Arthur E. Ford Prize for Best Poetry by a Senior in the College:
Erica Weaver

Barratt-Brown Prize:
Rebecca Kutzer-Rice

Brick Prize for Drama:
Jacob Rice

Brownstein Prize for Prose:
Yin Yin Lu

Bunner Award:
Daniel Valella

John Vincent Hickey Prize:
Erica Weaver

Philolexian Prize for Prose:
Krupa Harishankar

Van Rensselaer Prize:
Rebecca Kutzer-Rice

Woodberry Prize for Best Individual Poem:
Chloe Campbell

The Richmond B. Williams Traveling Research Fellowship 2012:
Nathan Ashe
Peter Kwang
Jeremy Liss
Samuel Segal


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2010

Academy of American Poets:
Nicholas Yoke Hin Wong

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Hillary Busis, Rosalind Parry, Juan Lamata

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Ryan Alberts

John Vincent Hickey Prize for critical writing on Irish, British, or American poetry:
James Lowder

The Richmond B. Williams Traveling Research Fellowship 2010:
Tara Menon, Ayo Alston-Moore, Seo Hee Im, Anna Feuer


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2009

Academy of American Poets:
Marissa Brodney

Arthur E. Ford Prize:
Fu Yitian

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Elizabeth Tarras

Brick Playwriting Prize:
Shaday Stewart

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Crystal Kim and Elizabeth Straus

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Max Tobin

John Vincent Hickey Prize for critical writing on Irish, British, or American poetry:
Max Friedman

Lea Baechler Prize for critical writing on poetry:
Ryan Alberts

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Daniel Feldman

The Richmond B. Williams Traveling Research Fellowship 2009:
Isla Hansen and Lucy Tang

Van Rennselaer Poetry Award:
Danielle Jones


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2008

Academy of American Poets:
Nicholas Wong

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Christopher Westcott

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Sara Davis, Julia Kalow, and Margie Abigail Rosebrock

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Finn Dusenberry

Lea Baechler Prize for critical writing on poetry:
Florence Lui

John Vincent Hickey Prize for critical writing on Irish, British, or American poetry:
Jefferson Baum

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Hannah Assadi and Shaday Stewart

Van Rennselaer Poetry Award:
Marguerite Van Cook


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2007

Academy of American Poets:
Daniel J. Shapiro

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Isabel Bussarakum

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Anne Berke

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Jonathan Blitzer

Lea Baechler Prize for critical writing on poetry:
Daniel J. Shapiro

John Vincent Hickey Prize for critical writing on Irish, British, or American poetry:
Swetha Regunathan

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Katarzyna Kozanecka

Van Rennselaer Poetry Award:
Robert Kohen


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2006

Academy of American Poets:
Peter Hall

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Ying Ling Tiong

Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting:
Andrew Kalaidjian

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Daniel Elkind

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Gillian Osborne

Lea Baechler Prize for critical writing on poetry:
Janet Min Lee

Arthur E. Ford Poetry Award for a collection of poems:
Gillian Osborne

John Vincent Hickey Prize for critical writing on Irish, British, or American poetry:
Peter Hall

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Liesl Yamaguchi

Van Rennselaer Poetry Award:
Janet Min Lee


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2005

Academy of American Poets:
Matthew Harrison

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Ben Parker

Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting:
Michael Yates Crowley

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
No prize awarded 2005

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Nikil Saval

Lea Baechler Prize for critical writing on poetry:
Gemma Sieff

Arthur E. Ford Poetry Award for a collection of poems:
Nicholas Bredie

John Vincent Hickey Prize for critical writing on Irish, British, or American poetry:
No prize awarded 2005

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Esinam Bediako

Van Rennselaer Poetry Award:
Janet Min Lee and Yvette Siegert (co-winners)

Woodberry Poetry Prize:
Jessica Fjeld


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2004

Academy of American Poets:
Ian Volner

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Britt Peterson

Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting:
Michael Yates Crowley

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Brian Platzer

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Arielle Fenigstein

Arthur E. Ford Poetry Award for a collection of poems:
Christina Rumpf

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Erik Linsker

Van Rennselaer Poetry Award:
Michael Paulson
Honorable Mention:
Simona Schneider
 


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2003

Academy of American Poets:
Yvette Siegert

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
R. J. Jenkins and John L'Ecuyer

Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting:
Esinam Bediako and Hannah Pollin

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
David Gerrard

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
Will Welch

Arthur E. Ford Poetry Award for a collection of poems:
June Kim

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Nikil Saval

Van Rennselaer Poetry Award:
Laura Kolb

Woodberry Poetry Prize:
Qian Xi Teng
 


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2002

Academy of American Poets:
Justin Jamail

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Jesse Shapins

Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting:
Reina Hardy

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Michael Weiss

Bunner Award for critical writing on American literature:
No Undergraduate Award given 2002

Arthur E. Ford Poetry Award for a collection of poems:
Michael Paulson, Honorable Mention: Lara Weibgen

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Paul KielVan

Rennselaer Poetry Award:
David Volner
 


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2001


Academy of American Poets:
Michael Paulson

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Francisco Reinking

Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting:
Joshua Feldman & Mike Weiss

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Kate Cortesi

Bunner Awards for critical writing on American literature:
No Undergraduate Award given 2001

Arthur E. Ford Poetry Award for a collection of poems:
Justin Jamail, Honorable Mention: Leo Martin

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Fallon Scoggins

Van Rennselaer Poetry:
Anthony Morales, Honorable Mention: Francisco Reinking

Woodberry Poetry Prize:
Ariana Reines and Rachel Fleishman


Recipients of the Writing Awards 2000 

 Academy of American Poets:
Daniel Browne

Barratt-Brown Memorial Prize for critical writing:
Jennifer Glaser

Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting:
Ryan Brown and Franklin Laviola

Brownstein Writing Prize for prose fiction or playwriting:
Noam Cohen

Bunner Awards for critical writing on American literature:
Sarah Goldstein, Amy Rosenberg, and Mary Kate Stimmler

Arthur E. Ford Poetry Award for a collection of poems:
David Austerweil and Emily Wilkinson, Honorable Mention: Gennarose Pope

Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize for creative and critical writing:
Leah Hoffman, Honorable Mention: Juliet Ross

Philolexian Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Melanie Kain and Lara Weibgen

Philolexian Centennial Prize for essays, fiction, or poetry:
Carson Cistulli

Van Rennselaer Poetry:
Stephen Massimilla, Honorable Mention: Nadia Colburn and Paul Stephens

Woodberry Poetry Prize:
Claire Hunsaker and Justin Jamail