The Ten National Book Award Contestants for Poetry Find the New Yorker ad here. The National Book Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2022 National Poetry Prize. The finalists in the five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 4. Three of this year’s longlisted poets are National Book Award recipients: Jay Hubler was a 2016 poetry finalist, Sharon Olds was a poetry finalist in 2002, and Jenny Xie was a poetry finalist in 2002. 2018. The longlist includes a MacArthur fellow, one Pulitzer Prize winner, and three Whiting Prize winners. This year’s poets received fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, Canem Cave, McDowell, Condman, the Jerome Foundation, the Poetry Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Library of Congress. Other awards honoring the longlisted poets are: American Book Awards, Amy Awards, Wheelbarrow… Continue reading “The National Book Awards 2022 Long Poetry List”“target=”_blank”>
The Ten Contestants for the National Book Award for Poetry
The National Book Foundation announced Longlisted for the 2022 National Book Award for Poetry. The finalists in the five categories will be revealed on Tuesday, October 4th.
Three of this year’s longlisted poets are former National Book Award recipients: Jay Hubler He was one of the hair finalists in 2016, Sharon Olds He was one of the finalists for poetry in 2002, and Jenny Shih He was a 2018 poetry finalist. The longlist includes fellow MacArthur, one Pulitzer Prize winner, and three Whiting Prize winners. This year’s poets received fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, Canem Cave, McDowell, Condman, the Jerome Foundation, the Poetry Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Library of Congress. Other awards that have recognized longlisted poets are: American Book Awards, Amy Awards, Pushkart Awards, TS Eliot Awards, and Yale Young Poets Awards. One of the books comes from a university press and seven independent publishers, including two publishers appearing on the National Book Award longlists for the first time: The Song Cave and YesYes Books. The long list includes poets from all stages of their careers, including two first-time poetry collections.
Two titles in the long list offer reflections on personal and societal grief, and reflections on the joys of life. Facing a definitive cancer diagnosis, Jay Hubler He reflects on the meaning of life through the compassionate, funny and introspective poems in his collection, Survive. Hubler died days after the collection was published. Sharon Olds She considers early love and her relationship with her late mother, struggles with her white privilege, and expresses a deep appreciation for the many life stages of her last group. Among the poems in Ballads She is the one that was written during quarantine, as well as a series called “Amherst Balladz” in honor of Emily Dickinson’s legacy.
What is alive if not the desire to see and be seen? Shelley Wong She expresses very tenderly in her first collection focused on women of color—at Pride Dances, late-night meals in Chinatown, and a summer on Fire Island. as show He explores femininity, sexuality, and identity, remaining open to joy, lust, and self-love despite the world’s breaking or contradiction.
Rio CortezAnd the Sherry ShenoudaAnd the Jenny Shih Invite their ancestors – real and imagined – into their longlisted collections of poetry. Rio Cortez She recounts and re-imagines her family’s history as “Europeans” in the American West, acknowledging the role that blacks played in the exploration of the United States after the Reconstruction era. golden ax It is an examination of how past, present, and future are intertwined, a rumination of black femininity and a yearning for freedom. mummy eater He compares the concept of preserving corpses and eternal life with the practice of eating mummy in 16The tenth and 17The tenth century in Europe. Sherry Shenouda Taken from ancient Egyptian history and mythology to depict the journey from mummification to the afterlife – in this collection written as a call and response between an imagined ancestor and the author as a descendant. In another historical account, Jenny ShihThe collection begins with poems inspired by photojournalist Li Jinsheng, whose photos provide rare visual documentation of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. rupture time Relive ancestral history by investigating state-sanctioned amnesia and intergenerational trauma.
more than seven sections, Wicked: New and Selected Poems Covers several decades of John KingHis career is marked by new, unpublished work that contemplates love, lust, family, blackness, and perversion. Narrated through a chorus of sounds, styles, and patterns, these poems are a celebration of personal and collective memory, art, and survival. Spanning more than 50 years Quincy Bandhis life and career, Dwindi It honors the memory of those lost in the transatlantic slave trade, pays tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, and remembers icons of musical, literary, and pop culture in a celebration of art, poetry, and music.
in Best burberryAnd the Roger Reeves He interrogates beloved writers and pop culture figures alike, explores racism in the United States and around the world, and contemplates the atrocities faced by immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border and black victims of police brutality. Alison Adele Hedge CookHe, too, grapples with America’s long history of violence against people, animals, and land in Look at this blue. Her book-length poem bravely warns of a terrible future terrorized by mass extinction and the effects of climate change and offers a timely – and time-sensitive – wake-up call.
The publishers submitted a total of 260 books for the 2022 National Book Award for Poetry. The poetry judges are Kwame Dose (chair), Juan Felipe HerreraAnd the Kitji KuipersAnd the Jan Jill O’NeillAnd the My Der Fang. Judges’ decisions are made independently of the National Writers’ Foundation staff and the Board of Directors, and the deliberations are strictly confidential. Winners in all categories will be announced live at the National Book Awards on Wednesday, November 16th.
2022 National Book Award for Poetry longlist:
Rio CortezAnd the golden ax
Penguin Books / Random Penguin House
Alison Adele Hedge CookAnd the Look at this blue
Coffee House Press
Jay HublerAnd the Survive
John KingAnd the Wicked: New and Selected Poems
Sharon OldsAnd the Ballads
Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House
Roger ReevesAnd the Best burberry
WW Norton & Company
Sherry ShenoudaAnd the mummy eater
University of Nebraska Press
Quincy BandAnd the Dwindi
Seven Press Stories
Shelley WongAnd the as show
yes yes books
Jenny ShihAnd the rupture time
Gray Wolf Press