A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"A great deal of contemporary poetry concerns itself with its own construction, and the difficulty of syntax and complications of conventional meaning in such work have their value and beauties. Many poets, however, still explore the worlds, both external and internal, that can be known through traditionally sustained imagery and compressed, resonant diction. As media and an expanding number of electronic devices allow instant communication of knowledge and trivia, it might seem that the known world has expanded unmeasurably, but these poets have found that the world is made up of individual experience—and that the lyric may in fact know more about the world than any twenty-four hour news program or Twitter account can tell us."—Sarah Kennedy, The Known World
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National Book Award Longlist is announced:
Ten poets, including Louise Glück, Edward Hirsch, Fanny Howe, Maureen N. McLane, Linda Bierds, Brian Blanchfield, Fred Motin, Claudia Rankine, Spencer Reece, and Mark Strand, are nominated. (The New York Times)
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- The Consolations, John W. Evans (Trio House Press, Inc.)
- Adoptable, Patrick Hicks (Salmon Poetry)
- Best Bones, Sarah Rose Nordgren (Pittsburgh University Press)
- Collected Poems, Mark Strand (Alfred A. Knopf)
- So I Began, Lisa Bubasch (Solid Objects)
- What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other, Jeffrey Schultz (The University of Georgia Press)
- Vellum, Chelsea Woodard (Able Muse Press)
- Brain Fever, Kimiko Hahn (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
- Expect Delays, Bill Berkson (Coffee House Press)
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