Press Release: National Book Foundation Announces Second of Four Longlists
RELEASE SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 9:30 a.m.
National Book Foundation
2013 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS LONGLIST FOR POETRY
NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SECOND OF FOUR LONGLISTS
New York, NY (September 17, 2013) – The National Book Foundation announces the Longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry. This is the first time in the history of the National Book Awards that the Foundation has presented Longlists for all four categories of its Awards. Finalists will be revealed on October 16.
Nine of the ten authors are receiving National Book Award recognition for the first time. The selection includes many of the country's preeminent writers of contemporary poetry and one emerging voice, whose first published collection has already received significant acclaim. The Longlist also includes a National Book Award Finalist, two Pulitzer Prize finalists, a Los Angeles Times Book Award winner, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and two Cave Canem Fellows.
2013 Longlist for Poetry:
Frank Bidart, Metaphysical Dog, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Roger Bonair-Agard,Bury My Clothes, Haymarket Books
Lucie Brock-Broido, Stay, Illusion, Alfred A. Knopf
Andrei Codrescu, So Recently Rent a World, New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012, Coffee House Press
Brenda Hillman, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, Wesleyan University Press
Adrian Matejka, The Big Smoke, Penguin Poets/Penguin Group USA
Diane Raptosh, American Amnesiac, Etruscan Press
Matt Rasmussen, Black Aperture, Louisiana State University Press
Martha Ronk, Transfer of Qualities, Omnidawn Publishing
Mary Szybist, Incarnadine: Poems, Graywolf Press
Frank Bidart has been thrice honored as a National Book Award Finalist: in 1997 for Desire, in 2005 for Star Dust, and in 2008 for Watching the SpringFestival. A recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award and the Bollingen Prize, and a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bidart is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Bidart is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Roger Bonair-Agard is the author of two poetry collections, Tarnish and Masquerade and Gully; a Cave Canem fellow; and two time National Poetry Slam Champion. A co-founder and artistic director of the LouderARTS Project in New York City, Bonair-Agard is now a consulting poet with the Young Chicago Authors Project. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Bonair-Agard lives in Chicago.
Lucie Brock-Broido's books of poetry include Trouble in Mind, recipient of the Massachusetts Book Award, The Master Letters, and A Hunger. Her awards and honors include the Witter-Bynner prize for poetry from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Brock-Broido is director of poetry in the writing division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University.