This morning, the National Book Foundation released its longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry. The 10 titles are listed below and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The finalists will be announced on October 14.
A Stranger’s Mirror, by Marilyn Hacker
The Beauty, by Jane Hirshfield
Bright Dead Things, by Ada Limón
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, by Ross Gay
Elegy for a Broken Machine, by Patrick Phillips
Heaven, by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
How to Be Drawn, by Terrance Hayes
Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts, by Lawrence Raab
Scattered at Sea, Amy Gerstler
Voyage of the Sable Venus, by Robin Coste Lewis
Judging the entries this year are the notable poets Sherman Alexie, Willie Perdomo, Katha Pollitt, Tim Seibles, and Jan Weissmiller.