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National Book Award longlist for poetry announced
National Book Award longlist for poetry announced

The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for poetry was announced Tuesday. The poets who made the cut include two MacArthur "genius" Fellows (Linda Bierds, Edward Hirsch and Mark Strand), an Episcopal priest (Spencer Reece), a professor at UC Riverside (Fred Moten) and a professor at Pomona College (Claudia Rankine). The list includes one recipient of the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement (Fanny Howe) and two former U.S. poets laureate -- Strand, who has received many honors, and Louise Glück, whose many awards include a Pulitzer Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize. The longlists are being announced this week: Still to come are nonfiction on Wednesday...

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