Marilyn L. Taylor has received the following state, national and international poetry awards and recognition:

  • Appointed Wisconsin Poet Laureate, 2009 and 2010
  • Appointed Milwaukee Poet Laureate, 2004 and 2005
  • Finalist, The Lascaux Prize in Poetry for “If, In October,” published in  The Lascaux Prize 2018 Anthology
  • Finalist, The 2016 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award from Measure for “Scaffolding”
  • 2016 Pushcart Prize nomination from LIGHT Poetry Journal for “Spring and Especially Fall”
  • Second Place, the 2016 XJ Kennedy Parody award from Able Muse for “We Real Old”
  • The Margaret Reid Award for poetry in a traditional form (from
    Winning Writers)
  • Nomination for The Poets Prize
  • First Place, The Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition
  • First Place, Passager Poetry Competition
  • First Place, The Ledge Poetry Awards Competition
  • First Place, GSU Review Poetry Contest
  • First Place, Dogwood Journal Poetry Contest
  • Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference
  • Anamnesis Press Poetry Chapbook Award
  • Outstanding Achievement Recognition Award, Wisconsin Library Association
  • Fellowship, Wisconsin Arts Board
  • Associated Writing Programs Intro Award