1. And the Nominees Are…

    The National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry Announced

    The National Book Foundation announced Tuesday the 2013 longlist for poetry, nominating acknowledged masters like Frank Bidart, Lucie Brock-Broido, and Brenda Hillman; dynamic newcomers like Matt Rasmussen; and the decade-in-the-making follow-up to Mary Szybist’s debut, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Granted.

    The National Book Awards is running longlists for its four categories for the first in the prize’s history, and they are being announced exclusively on The Daily Beast this week. The longlist for young people’s literature was revealed at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 16; nonfiction will be announced at 9 a.m. on September 18; and finally, fiction on September 19. The finalists will be announced on October 16, and the winners will be named at a gala dinner and ceremony in New York on November 20.

    The poetry longlist:

    Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart.

    Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-Agard.

    Stay, Illusion by Lucie Brock-Broido.

    So Recently Rent a World, New and Selected Poems: 1968–2012 by Andrei Codrescu.

    Seasonal Works With Letters on Fire by Brenda Hillman.

    The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka.

    American Amnesiac by Diane Raptosh.

    Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen.

    Transfer of Qualities by Martha Ronk.

    Incarnadine by Mary Szybist.

    Read it at The Daily Beast