National Book Awards Acceptance Speeches

A.R. Ammons, Winner of the 1993 POETRY AWARD for GARBAGE

I'd like to thank the makers, sellers, editors and judges of books, and my fellow writers here and elsewhere, for helping to keep our language strong, and our minds and feelings engaged. I would also like especially to remember my late editor at Norton, John Benedict, and thank Gerald Howard, my editor now. Thank you very much.