The National Book Critics Circle announced its award finalists in San Francisco yesterday. Here are the finalists in poetry:
Mary Jo Bang, Elegy, Graywolf
Matthea Harvey, Modern Life, Graywolf
Michael O'Brien, Sleeping and Waking, Flood
Tom Pickard, The Ballad of Jamie Allan, Flood
Tadeusz Rozewicz, New Poems, Archipelago
It's nice to see independent presses getting the glory in this category. Award winners will be announced on March 6, 2008, in New York City.