Posts Tagged ‘National Book Critics Circle’

Each day leading up to the March 10 announcement of the 2010 National Book Critic’s Circle award winners, the Critical Mass blog highlights one of the thirty-one finalists. To plug into their coverage, click here. Of particular interest: Stephen Burt‘s article on Clare Cavanagh’s “Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics.”

Dean Radar asks: Who are the great poets? Write him and let him know who you think is a contenduh. (And maybe also read his terrific book of poems, Works and Days.)


Molly Gaudry meditates on the prose poem, as exemplified in that excellent journal of prose poetry goodness, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics. She also includes a list of exemplary books of prose poetry.

National Book Critics Circle: Best of the small presses, 2010

And Charles Simic, the current Poet Laureate, on “shoveling snow with Nietzsche.”