Herrera and Kleinzahler Share 2008 NBCC Poetry Prize
The Poetry Foundation would like to congratulate Juan Felipe Herrera and August Kleinzahler whose books "Half of the World in Light" and "Sleeping It Off in Rapid City" have both won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle award in poetry. This is the first time two poets have shared the award.
Learn how Herrera found his voice as a poet, and read some poems from his winning collection, "Half of the World in Light" here.
Read some poems that appear in Kleinzahler's collection "Sleeping It Off in Rapid City" here.
Find out more about the NBCC winners in other categories, including Roberto Bolaño whose "2666" won for fiction, here.
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