Tag: poetry

2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announced

This morning, the National Book Critics Circle announced this year’s finalists in all categories, as well as the winners of the John Leonard Prize for first books (Tommy Orange, There There), the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award (Arte Público Press), and the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing (Maureen Corrigan). Here’s the complete list of the […]

THE STUFF OF STARS: A Truly Stellar Collaboration

THE STUFF OF STARS: A Truly Stellar Collaboration

Lynn: Can a picture book take on the enormously complex concept of the big bang theory—the origin of all things—and do it well? I would have said no, but I know by now not to underestimate the talents and artistic mastery of those working in the picture-book world! In The Stuff of Stars (2018), author Marion […]

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Last night, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of this year’s National Book Awards. This is the first year that the new award category for Translated Literature was given. To follow are this year’s winners, linked to Booklist reviews when available. For a full list of finalists, click here.   Fiction The Friend, by Sigrid […]

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2018 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2018 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 14. We will all be tweeting out the winners so follow along! Fiction A Lucky Man, by Jamel Brinkley […]

Reviews of the Week, with Heid E. Erdrich, Sarah Jane Marsh, Eliza Griswold, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Heid E. Erdrich, Sarah Jane Marsh, Eliza Griswold, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from July 2–6 below.   Monday, July 2  New Poets of Native Nations, edited by Heid E. Erdrich Indigenous storytelling and poetry have flourished for millennia […]

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LEAF LITTER CRITTERS: Poems from the Duff

LEAF LITTER CRITTERS: Poems from the Duff

Lynn: There’s nothing more fun for kids (and many adults) than grubbing in the dirt. Any gardener or small child knows that there are a lot of fascinating things to be found there—many of them wonderfully wiggly. But I had no idea of either the huge variety of critters to be found there or their […]

WORLD MAKE WAY, a Poetry Collection for the Eye and Ear

WORLD MAKE WAY, a Poetry Collection for the Eye and Ear

Lynn: Renowned editor Lee Bennett Hopkins opens World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2018) with this important thought from Leonardo da Vinci: “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” This book, a glorious new celebration of art […]

Society of Midland Authors 2018 Award Winners and Finalists

Society of Midland Authors 2018 Award Winners and Finalists

Marking the triumphs of Midwestern authors published in 2017, the Society of Midland Authors announced the winners of its annual award today. The ceremony will be held in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, May 8th, to commemorate the winners and their works from the last year. The winning and honored titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, are […]

Happy Birthday, Lord Byron!

Happy Birthday, Lord Byron!

  Lord Byron—the Rapscallion of Romanticism, the Hunk of Heptameter, the Cad of the Cantos (sorry)—was born 288 years ago on this day. We can celebrate him by writing a classic satirical poem, becoming a new kind of celebrity, or starting an affair with a deeply unstable married person and / or one of our […]

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2017 National Book Awards Announced

2017 National Book Awards Announced

  Last night, the National Book Foundation announced the winners of this year’s National Book Awards. Jesmyn Ward—one of the three women to take home one of the four awards—won her second NBA after 2011’s Salvage the Bones. To follow are this year’s winners. For a full list of finalists, click here.   Fiction Sing, Unburied, […]