Gary Young has received the following awards:

  • George Bogin Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America, 2014.
  • Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America, 2013.
  • Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year, 2012 .
  • Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, California, 2010 -2011 .
  • The Shelley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, 2009 .
  • Hitchcock Poetry Fund Grant, UCSC, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007 -2008 , 2008 -2009, 2009-2010, 2010 -2011, 2011 -2012, 2012 -2013, 2013 -2014 .
  • Residency in Poetry, Ucross Foundation, 2004.
  • William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America, 2003.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship Grant, 2003.
  • Lyric Poem Award, Poetry Society of America, 2001.
  • Merit Award, Bookmakers: West Coast, Artisans, Mill Valley, 1999.
  • Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, 1998.
  • Amaranth Prose Poetry Prize Winner, 1998.
  • Adrienne Lee Award in Poetry, 1996.
  • Vallecitos Retreat Scholarship Residency, 1994.
  • Western Books Exhibition Competition Winner, 1994.
  • California Arts Council Grant in Poetry, 1993.
  • Pushcart Prize, 1992.
  • Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant in Poetry, 1991.
  • Purchase Prize, Art of the Broadside Competition, Potsdam College, New York, 1991.
  • Writer-in-Residence, The Writers Community of The Writer’s Voice, West Side Center for the Arts,
  • New York, New York, 1990.
  • Dewar’s Young Artists Recognition Award in Literature, 1990.
  • The John Ciardi Fellowship in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, 1990.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1986.
  • Residency in Poetry and Printmaking, Ucross Foundation, 1985.
  • James D. Phelan Award in Literature, 1983.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship Grant, 1981-1982
  • Scholarship, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 1974.
 
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