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Here’s the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award in Poetry.

Emily Temple

September 15, 2022, 10:15am

Today, the National Book Foundation announced the 10 books on the longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Poetry, including volumes by a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and three Whiting Award winners.

The judges for this year’s award are Kwame Dawes (Chair), Juan Felipe Herrera, Keetje Kuipers, January Gill O’Neil, and Mai Der Vang. The 10 longlistees were chosen from a total of 260 books submitted by publishers; the finalists in all categories will be announced on October 4, and winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony on November 16.

Here’s the longlist:

Rio Cortez, Golden Ax
Penguin Books / Penguin Random House

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Look at This Blue
Coffee House Press

Jay Hopler, Still Life

John Keene, Punks: New & Selected Poems
The Song Cave

Sharon Olds, Balladz
Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House

Roger Reeves, Best Barbarian
W. W. Norton & Company

Sherry Shenoda, Mummy Eaters
University of Nebraska Press

Quincy Troupe, Duende
Seven Stories Press

Shelley Wong, As She Appears
YesYes Books

Jenny Xie, The Rupture Tense
Graywolf Press

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