Hayes, Hacker on poetry longlist for National Book Awards

Hayes, Hacker on poetry longlist for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Book Award winners Terrance Hayes & Marilyn Hacker will have another shot at the prize this year.

Both are on the longlist for poetry, released Tuesday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards. Nominees for young people's literature were announced Monday, with nonfiction & fiction longlists to come after this week.

Hayes was nominated for "How to Be Drawn" & Hacker, who won 40 years ago for her debut collection, "Presentation Piece," was chosen for "A Stranger's Mirror." The 10 finalists moreover include Ross Gay's "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude," Amy Gerstler's "Scattered at Sea" & Ada Limon's "Bright Dead Things." Judges will narrow the list to five on Oct. 14, with the winner to be announced at the annual awards ceremony on Nov. 18 in New York City.

p>Also on the longlist for poetry were three books published by Alfred A. Knopf — Jane Hirshfield's "The Beauty," Robin Coste Lewis' "Voyage of the Sable Venus" & Patrick Phillips' "Elegy for a Broken Machine" — along with Rowan Ricardo Phillips' "Heaven" & Lawrence Raab's "Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts."

Source: “Associated Press”