Poetry News

Here It Is! 2014 National Book Award Longlist

By Harriet Staff


What a great 10-title longlist for the National Book Award! For more context on nominated poets, check out the write up a the LA Times and at the NY Times too. We'll be looking forward to October for the shortlist, and in November for the winner!

Linda Bierds, Roget's Illusion (G. P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Group (USA))

Brian Blanchfield, A Several World (Nightboat Books)

Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Edward Hirsch
, Gabriel: A Poem (Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House)

Fanny Howe, Second Childhood (Graywolf Press)

Maureen N. McLane, This Blue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Fred Moten, The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions)

Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)

Spencer Reece, The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Mark Strand
, Collected Poems (Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House)

Congrats to the nominees, and thank you to the judges: Eileen Myles, Katie Peterson, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Robert Polito, and Paisley Rekdal.