Saturday, January 31, 2009

National Book Critics Circle announces poetry finalists

The organization of book reviewers, NBCC, announced these finalists for their annual poetry prize:

August Kleinzahler, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, Farrar, Strauss

Juan Felipe Herrera, Half the World in Light (University of Arizona Press)

Devin Johnston, Sources (Turtle Point Press)

Pierre Martory (trans. John Ashbery), The Landscapist (Sheep Meadow Press)

Brenda Shaughnessy, Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press)