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National Book Award Finalists Announced

By Harriet Staff


And the National Book Award finalists are:

Frank Bidart, Metaphysical Dog (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay, Illusion (Alfred A. Knopf)

Adrian Matejka, The Big Smoke (Penguin Poets/Penguin Group USA)

Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture (Louisiana State University Press)

Mary Szybist, Incarnadine: Poems (Graywolf Press)

And just as a reminder, those worthy books from the long list were:

- Roger Bonair-Agard, Bury My Clothes (Haymarket Books)
- Andrei Codrescu, So Recently Rent a World, New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012 (Coffee House Press)
- Brenda Hillman, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (Wesleyan University Press)
- Diane Raptosh, American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press)
- Martha Ronk, Transfer of Qualities (Omnidawn Publishing)

Many thanks to those judging this year’s awards: Nikky Finney, Ada Limón, D.A. Powell, Jahan Ramazani, Craig Morgan Teicher. Congrats to all!

Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.