D.H. Melhem’s awards and honors for poetry and prose include:

RAWI Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)

Judge, Philbrick Poetry Award (2007)

Workshop and Reading, first International Women’s Writing Guild Conference abroad, Geneva, Switzerland (2005)

Pushcart Prize Nominations (2005, 2003, 1995)

Writer’s Fellowship, Fondation Ledig-Rowohlt, Lausanne, Switzerland (2000)

Ph.D. Alumni Association Special Achievement Award (2000)

Pen & Brush, Inc. Poetry Prizes (2000-2003)

Marilyn K. Prescott Award (1999)

American Book Award (1991)

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1980-81)

New York Heart Association Media Award (1979)

Distinguished Visiting Artist, Southampton College, Long Island University (1978)

The Shelley Society of New York Prizes (1989-93)

The World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets Awards (1984-95)

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Women’s Studies (nominated, 1974)

Calliope Awards (1970s)

Library of Congress

In 1996 and 2003, invited to read at the Library of Congress, first by Gwendolyn Brooks, then Consultant in Poetry to the Library, and later by Pinkie Gordon Lane, former Poet Laureate of Louisiana, in paying tribute to Brooks.