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    Here’s the longlist for the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry.

    Emily Temple

    September 16, 2021, 10:15am

    Today, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry. This year’s longlist is made up almost entirely of first-timers—with the exception of Forrest Gander, who was longlisted in 2018 for his poetry collection Be With.

    This year’s judges for the National Book Award in Poetry are Don Mee Choi, Natalie Diaz, Matthea Harvey, A. Van Jordan, and Ilya Kaminsky. The finalists will be announced on October 5, and the winners will be honored at the 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony on November 17.

    Here’s the longlist:

    Threa Almontaser, The Wild Fox of Yemen
    Graywolf Press

    Baba Badji, Ghost Letters
    Parlor Press

    Desiree C. Bailey, What Noise Against the Cane
    Yale University Press

    CM Burroughs, Master Suffering
    Tupelo Press

    Andrés Cerpa, The Vault
    Alice James Books

    Martín Espada, Floaters
    W. W. Norton & Company

    Forrest Gander, Twice Alive
    New Directions

    Douglas Kearney, Sho
    Wave Books

    Hoa Nguyen, A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure
    Wave Books

    Jackie Wang, The Sunflower Cast A Spell To Save Us From The Void
    Nightboat Books

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