Sunday, March 15, 2009

National Book Critics Circle

announces poetry prize co-winners

From the NBCC Critical Mass blog: "For the first time in the organization’s 35-year history, the NBCC chose to give a dual prize in one category, poetry, as best reflecting the sentiment of the board, with discussion and voting showing a strong commitment to two authors. It will never happen again, promised poetry committee chair Rigoberto González."

The two winners were:

Juan Felipe Herrera’s Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems (University of Arizona Press) and August Kleinzahler’s Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (Farrar, Strauss)

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