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Monday, March 06, 2006

Is Blas Blue Or ????

National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Blas Manuel De Luna is taking a poll to gauge his post-ceremony mood. His book lost out to Jack Gilbert’s Refusing Heaven. Is he blue? Neither here or there. Generally Bemused. Or is it time to hide the knives?

Vote! I voted twice!


Diana Marie Delgado said...

Apparently I missed his reading in NYC. I had to work. :(

But I did vote: Neither Here nor There.

Tony said...

I vote for Jack Gilbert!

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

T - It's a better book, yes. Jack deserves it. Good poet.

& great for Blas - that's a fine book, too - but Jack's is better - that would have been my vote

Ron Mohring said...

Am I the only one who thought Jack Gilbert's book was so-so at best? More of the same, less of the fire, it just sort of limps along.

Monolithos and The Great Fires are brilliant, but Refusing Heaven, ehh, not so much, IMHO.