Finalists for National Book Award in Poetry Announced:
Rae Armantrout, Versed (Wesleyan University Press)
Ann Lauterbach, Or to Begin Again (Viking Penguin)
Carl Phillips, Speak Low (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Open Interval (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy (University of California Press)
I'm sorry to say I've only read one of these: Armantrout's. Still, it's nice to see someone besides the usual nominees here.
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