2015 National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry

The National Book Foundation announced ten contenders for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry. Finalists will be revealed on October 14.

The Longlist includes well-known poets and one emerging poet with a debut collection. Among them are two former National Book Award Winners, a former National Book Award Finalist, a Whiting Writers’ Award winner, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and two Cave Canem Fellows. The ten poets, five men and five women, reside in six different states and one foreign country.

2015 Longlist for Poetry:

Ross Gay, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Amy Gerstler, Scattered at Sea

Marilyn Hacker, A Stranger's Mirror: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2014

Terrance Hayes, How to Be Drawn

Jane Hirshfield, The Beauty

Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus

Ada Limón, Bright Dead Things

Patrick Phillips, Elegy for a Broken Machine

Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Heaven

Lawrence Raab, Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts


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