National Book Critics Circle Award Week in NYC

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Book critics and NBCC Award finalists and recipients will gather in New York City this week. There will be a reading, and awards ceremony, and an after party; the first two are free, and the third costs $75 ($50 for members). All details below.

In case you need a refresher, the finalists for poetry are as follows. Click links for our reviews of the finalists where applicable:

Frank Bidart, METAPHYSICAL DOG (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Lucie Brock-Broido, STAY, ILLUSION (Knopf)

Denise Duhamel, BLOWOUT (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Bob Hicok, ELEGY OWED (Copper Canyon)

Carmen Gimenez Smith, MILK AND FILTH (University of Arizona Press)

Here are the details:

The Finalists’ Reading

Wednesday. Mar 12. 6pm.
The New School. 66 West 12th Street. New York, NY.
Free and open to the public.

Thursday. Mar 13. 6pm.
The New School. 66 West 12th Street. New York, NY.
Free and open to the public.

Thursday. Mar 13. 7pm.
The New School. 55 West 13th Street. New York, NY.
Advanced Tickets: $50 NBCC Members; $75 Non-Members.
At the Door: $75.

Get caught up before hand with…

30 BOOKS IN 30 DAYS: Must read takes on the books by all the finalists
In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass has highlighted the work of all thirty finalists.

MEET THE FINALISTS: Watch these great video-interviews with all the finalists
Students at the School of Writing at The New School video-interview each of theNBCC Awards finalists.