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National Book Award for Poetry 2019 Longlist Announced

This morning, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the National Book Award for Poetry, the titles from which are linked to their Booklist reviews below. The two remaining longlists—one for nonfiction, one for fiction—will be revealed Thursday and Friday, respectively, so stay tuned for more literary excitement!

Be Recorder, by Carmen Giménez Smith

Build Yourself a Boat, by Camonghne Felix

Deaf Republic, by Ilya Kaminsky

Doomstead Days, by Brian Teare

Dunce, by Mary Ruefle

“I”: New and Selected Poems, by Toi Derricotte

A Sand Book, by Ariana Reines

Sight Lines, by Arthur Sze

The Tradition, by Jericho Brown

Variations on Dawn and Dusk, by Dan Beachy-Quick



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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  1. theo says:

    A rather predictable list.

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