On the Librarian's Tools Tab of the NHU-PAC there is, among other things, a link to the winners of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. As of this afternoon this linked list includes all of the books that have won this award since 1922 when Edwin Arlington Robinson won the first Pulitzer Prize given for Poetry. He won again in 1925 and again in 1928. Robinson, who spent his summers at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, is just one of the Pulitzer-winning poets with Granite State connections: Robert Frost, Richard Eberhart, Maxine Kumin, and Charles Simic are also on this list.The only remaining category that needs to have all the
relevant records coded so they will come up when you click on the NHU-PAC
Pulitzer prize link is "Biography or Autobiography." The links for History,
Fiction, and General Nonfiction are already complete lists.
Besides being the Director of the NH Center for the Book, I am also the Librarian for NHAIS Services at the NH State Library. Today I seemed to be doing both jobs even though I was only working on one project. I was editing MARC records to add notes about Pulitzer Prizes in Poetry (a decidedly NHAIS -- NH Automated Information System -- activity) and I noticed that several of the winning poets were NH Authors. I couldn't resist pointing this out in the NHAIS Notes blog posting about the catalog enhancement: