Ammons received numerous awards, including two National Book Awards,
the Lannon Poetry Prize, Guggenheim and American Academy and Institute
of Arts and Letters Fellowships, and the first MacArthur Fellowship
in 1981. His writings include A Coast of Trees, Expressions
of Sea Level, The Snow Poems, Lake Effect Country,
The Really Short Poems of A. R. Ammons, and Tape for the
Turn of the Year.