The finalists for poetry:
Simon Armitage’s The Shout
Blas Manuel de Luna’s Bent to the Earth
Jack Gilbert’s Refusing Heaven
Richard Siken’s Crush
Ron Slate’s The Incentive of the Maggot
Congrats to Richard Siken.
And I'm freaking thrilled about Blas Manuel de Luna's nomination. Blas! You make us proud. I'm overwhelmed with pride. Yeah!!
And Blas, you said no one noticed your book!