2022 Finalist, the Big Other Book Award for Translation, for Trees Grow Lively on Snowy Fields: Poems from Contemporary China, 2021

International Beverly Prize for Literature, Finalist for The Flight from Meaning, EyewearPublishing (London, UK), 2019

Ohio Arts Council, Individual Excellence Awards (Poetry): 2016, 2008, 2001, 1996, 1994

Djerassi Foundation Fellowship, Woodside, CA, September 2014

The Poets’ Prize, Nominee for The Last Sacred Place in North America, 2014

New American Poetry Prize Winner, for The Last Sacred Place in North America (T.R. Hummer judge), 2012

Ohio Poet of the Year, for Dust and Bread, Ohio Poetry Day Association, 2009

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, Runner-up for The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (judge, Philip Levine), 2001

Fulbright Senior Teaching Fellowship, American literature, Beijing Normal University, 1997-1998

Tennessee Williams Scholar in Poetry, Sewanee Writers Conference, 1996

Ohio Arts Council Writer in Residence, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, summer months 1995;
Returning Fellow Residencies 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2002

Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, American literature, People’s University (Beijing), 1990-91

MacDowell Art Colony Residencies (Poetry)
: Dec./Jan. 1989-90, Dec./Jan. 1988-1989, August 1986.

The Billy Murray Denny Competition, for best single poem, Lincoln College 1990, 2nd Prize.

Yaddo Residencies (Poetry): May/June 1985, May/June 1986

Academy of American Poets Prize for best single poem (judge Norman Dubie), University of Iowa, 1984
Stephen Haven
Poet, professor, memoirist, translator, and editor.