National Book Award Finalists Announced

The National Book Award shortlist finalists in poetry were announced this morning when five finalists were chosen from among a “longlist” of ten.

The Huffington Post predicts that, in poetry, Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart will take the title on November 20th when the winners are announced. Read James Kimbrell’s review of Bidart’s book here.

The other finalists are Stay, Illusion by Lucie Brock-Broido, The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka, Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen and Incarnadine by Mary Szybist. You can read Jesse Nathan’s review of Szybist’s book here, and check out the long list of finalists here.

–Melinda Wilson