National Book Foundation Poetry Longlist 2017

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Don't Call Us Dead: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977856
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

"Danez Smith's is a voice we need . . . . This is a mighty work and a tremendous offering." (Tracy K. Smith)


Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374125950
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 15th, 2017

Visionary and revelatory, intimate and unguarded, the collected works of Frank Bidart are a radical confrontation with human nature, a conflict eternally renewed and reframed, restless line by restless line.


Square Inch Hours: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393254983
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 11th, 2017

A vividly rendered collection tracing the aftermath of a breakdown and the struggle to reconnect with the realities of daily life.


Where Now: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556595127
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - July 4th, 2017

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Laura Kasischke unapologetically explores the dark and humorous realities of our lives.


When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities Cover Image
By Chen Chen, Jericho Brown (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781942683339
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Published: BOA Editions - April 11th, 2017

This award-winning debut interrogates the fragile, inherited ways of approaching love and family from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives.


Afterland: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977702
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 4th, 2017

The 2016 winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Carolyn Forché


Magdalene: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393285307
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 28th, 2017

“Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life.”—Stanely Kunitz


Whereas: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award


In the Language of My Captor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780819577115
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Published: Wesleyan - February 7th, 2017

Poems about captivity, escape, and the possibility of freedom 


The Book of Endings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781629220635
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Published: University of Akron Press - February 6th, 2017

The poems in The Book of Endings try to make sense of, or at least come to some kind of reckoning with absence - the death of the author's mother, the absence of the beloved, the absence of an accountable god, cicadas, the dead stars arriving, the dead moon aglow in the night sky.