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D.A. Powell Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry

By Harriet Staff

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Congratulations are in order for D.A. Powell, whose Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys is the winner of this year’s National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. To quote from the NBCC’s website, we’d like to cut right to the chase and just hear about the poetry:

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, at a packed ceremony in the New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York, the National Book Critics Circle announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2012… The evening opened as the National Book Critics Circle honored one of its own, William Deresiewicz, with the 2012 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar were then honored with the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award for their trailblazing work in feminist criticism. Though neither woman could attend, they both spoke to the audience in recorded segments… Finally, D. A. Powell’s Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf Press) topped the poetry category with a work at once erotic and wickedly witty, spiritual and profound, that captures growing up and also growing up gay.

Make the jump to read about all the other winners.

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, March 4th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.