One of the country’s leading poets, Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds, has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

The Academy of American Poets told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Olds had been given the Wallace Stevens Award for “proven mastery in the art of poetry.” Olds, 73, won the Pulitzer in 2013 for “Stag’s Leap.”She is also known for “The Dead and the Living” and “Strike Sparks.”

The academy announced several other prizes, including a $25,000 honor for Pulitzer winner and former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, who received a fellowship for “distinguished poetic achievement.” Lynn Emanuel’s “The Nerve of It” won the $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for last year’s best poetry book.

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Washington Post | Sharon Olds

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