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