The Tradition by Jericho Brown
"A collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence." --The Pulitzer Prize Committee
Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart
"A volume of unyielding ambition and remarkable scope that mixes long dramatic poems with short elliptical lyrics, building on classical mythology and reinventing forms of desires that defy societal norms." --Pulitzer Prize Committee
Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
"Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant and beguiling collection is a haunting conversation between personal experience and national history." --Publisher's website
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