A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"In the later stages of his strange, illustrious, and very long career, Robert Frost was often talked about as if he were two different poets, or possibly even two different people—a phenomenon that continues even now, half a century after his death in 1963. The first poet is the familiar New England icon, the salty, no-nonsense dispenser of rustic wisdom whose lines have the sturdiness and warmth of hearthstones knelt upon by generations of yeoman farmers. This Frost is the Robert Frost of the common reader, the Frost of birches and fields and snow and spring pools. He writes plain poems that make plain sense, or seem to...
"The second Frost—'the other Frost,' as Randall Jarrell described him in 1953—is nearly the opposite of the first."—David Orr, Introduction to The Road Not Taken and Other Poems
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Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry:
Joshua Poteat, named 2015 winner, will receive the $10,000 award on Oct. 17 as part of the Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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- Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976 to 2014, Linda Gregerson (Mariner Books)
- Four-Legged Girl, Diane Seuss (Graywolf Press)
- A Meal Like That, Albert Garcia (Brick Road Poetry Press)
- The Nerve Of It: Poems New and Selected, Lynn Emanuel (University of Pittsburgh Press)
- Antidote for Night, Marsha de la O (BOA Editions Ltd.)
- I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance, Rick Bursky (BOA Editions Ltd.)
- Beautiful Wall, Ray Gonzalez (BOA Editions Ltd.)
- You Who Cross My Path: Selected Poems, Erez Bitton, tr. Tsipi Keller (BOA Editions Ltd.)
- The Hollow of the Hand, PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy (Bloomsbury Circus)
- Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, Joy Harjo (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
- Keeper of Limits: The Mrs. Cavendish Poems, Stephen Dunn (Sarabande Books)
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