In its early years, the Hart Crane Award was underwritten by the Helen Hart Hurlbert Foundation, named after Crane’s cousin. It is now sponsored by Kent State University at Trumbull. Previous recipients of the Hart Crane Award include Jeanne Bryner (northeastern Ohio poet and nurse, who has published seven books and won the American Journal of Nursing 2012 Book of the Year Award), Frank Polite (Pushcart Prize Winner for his Hart Crane Award poem) and Rane Arroyo (winner of Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, Carl Sandburg Poetry Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, John Ciardi Poetry Prize, and the Pushcart Prize).
Links of Interest
Hart Crane Papers (Kent State University Libraries)
HART CRANE Poetry Foundation
HART CRANE Academy of American Poets
"Saving Hart Crane"
(David Dudley) Johns Hopkins Magazine. 31 AUG 2011.
"Voyager" (Henri Cole) The New Yorker 12 JUL 2012.
"The Hart Crane Controversy" (William Logan) Poetry Foundation 23 OCT 2008.
"Hart Crane: Torment and Triumph" (Patrick Kerin) buckeyemuse 25 JUL 2014
"A Great American Visionary" (Colm Tóibín) The New York Review of Books 17 APR 2008.