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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.