Finalists Announced for Marshall Prize

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By Neal Comment

The Academy of American Poets and The Nation announced the five finalists for this year’s $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, awarded annually to the best volume of poetry published in the United States, yesterday. They are:

  • Christian Barter, The Singers I Prefer (CavanKerry Press)

  • Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven (Knopf)
  • Dorianne Laux, Facts About the Moon (W.W. Norton)
  • Eleanor Lerman, Our Post Soviet History Unfolds (Sarabande Press)
  • Ron Slate, The Incentive of the Maggot (Mariner Books)

The winner, to be determined by a jury consisting of Carl Dennis, Tony Hoagland, and Carol Muske-Dukes, will be announced in November.

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