2016  Co-Sponsored Simon Winchester with the Storm King Art Center.  
2015 Co-sponsored Li-Young Lee, with the Storm King Art Center.
2014 Co-sponsored Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate (2013-2014) with the Storm King Art Center.
2013 Co-sponsored Philip Levine, U.S. Poet Laureate (2011-2012) with the Storm King Art Center.
2012 Co-sponsored Kay Ryan, US Poet Laureate with Storm King Art Center. Sponsored Kay Ryan at the Community College, Philadelphia
Sponsored Sherwin Bitsui, International Academy of Ceramics, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sponsored Yusef Komunyakaa, Tan Lin, Paul Muldoon, Brenda Shaughnessy, Governors Island, New York. Collaboration between Poets House, New York and Storm King Art Center
2011 Co-sponsored W. S. Merwin, U.S. Poet Laureate with the Storm King Art Center.
2009 Co-sponsored Naomi Shihab-Nye with the Storm King Art Center
2008 Co-sponsored Ulla Hahn, German poet, first American reading with the Storm King Art Center
2006 Co-sponsored Galway Kinnel with the Storm King Art Center
2005  Co-sponsored Robert Pinsky with the Storm King Art Center
2005 Recipient: Caroline Knox
Judge: F. D. Reeve
 2004 Recipient: R.T. Smith
Judge: Li-Young Lee
 2003 Recipient: Samuel Hazo
Judge: Naomi Shihab Nye
 2002 Recipient: Robert Bly
Judge: Edward Hirsch
 2001 Recipient: Kay Ryan
Judge: Susan Stewart
 2000 Recipient: C. K. Williams
Judge: Donald Hall
1991 Recipient: Richard J. Fein
Judge: Thomas Kinsella
1990 Recipient: Jean Valentine
Judge: Robert Hass
1989 Recipient: W. S. Merwin
Judge: Peter Viereck
1988 Recipient: David Ray
Judge: Denise Levertov
1987 Recipient: Philip Booth
Judge: Maxine Kumin
1986 Recipient: Linda Pastan
Judge: William Stafford
1985 Recipient: Jane Cooper
Judge: Galway Kinnell

In 1999, The Maurice English Poetry Award sponsored a workshop and reading at The Curtis Insti­tute of Music, Philadelphia. Guest Poet: Gregory Djanikian. In addition, a writing contest for citywide high school students for works about Philadelphia was sponsored by the Maurice English Poetry Award as part of the celebration of Philadelphia writers organized by The Penn Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania.