10.12.2005

Book 'em

National Book Award Finalists for poetry:

John Ashbery, Where Shall I Wander (Ecco)

Frank Bidart, Star Dust: Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Brendan Galvin, Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005
(Louisiana State University Press)

W.S. Merwin, Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press)

Vern Rutsala, The Moment’s Equation (Ashland Poetry Press)

6 comments:

  1. I hope the woman wins. Oh, wait.

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  2. Except for maybe the Bidart, none of these would have been in my top five.

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  3. I know Ashbery and Merwin, but who are these other folks?

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  4. Laura, I think the other three are guaranteed runners-up for the National Book Award.

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  5. P.S. Check out Bidart! His poems are crazy and very interesting.

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  6. James. Right on, brother. Where are the GIRLS?

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