Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Book Foundation Announces Long List of Poetry Books

The National Book Foundation has announced the long list for the National Book Award in poetry. Finalists will be announced Oct. 16. The list ranges from somewhat to very very experimental. The essence of poetry is exploration, and this list shows that quality is necessary for recognition. Judges are Nikky Finney, D.A. Powell, Jahan Ramazani, and Craig Morgan Teicher. Best of luck to these skilled innovators.

2013 NBA Longlist for Poetry:
Frank Bidart, Metaphysical Dog, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Roger Bonair-Agard, Bury My Clothes, Haymarket Books
Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay, Illusion, Alfred A. Knopf
Andrei Codrescu, So Recently Rent a World, New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012, Coffee House
Brenda Hillman, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, Wesleyan University Press
Adrian Matejka, The Big Smoke, Penguin Poets/Penguin Group USA
Diane Raptosh, American Amnesiac, Etruscan Press
Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture, Louisiana State University Press
Martha Ronk, Transfer of Qualities, Omnidawn Publishing
Mary Szybist, Incarnadine: Poems, Graywolf Press
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