Award Winners

3 Sections

Poems
Vijay Seshadri

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2015
The winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, now in paperback

Afterland

Poems
Mai Der Vang

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2017

The 2016 winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Carolyn Forché

American Sublime

Elizabeth Alexander

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2005

A brilliant new collection by Elizabeth Alexander, whose “poems bristle with the irresistible quality of a world seen fresh”—Rita Dove, The Washington Post

An Aquarium

Poems
Jeffrey Yang

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2008

A vivid trip through the various theaters of an aquarium eerie, translucent, and reflective  

The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

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2016

“Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today.”—Olivia Laing, The Guardian

Army Cats

Poems
Tom Sleigh

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2011

“Sleigh is nearly as prodigal with his gifts as Yeats.”—The New York Times Book Review

Black Glasses Like Clark Kent

A GI’s Secret from Postwar Japan
Terese Svoboda

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2008

A personal investigation into the a US prison camp during the Japanese occupation after World War II

Blue Front

Poems
Martha Collins

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2006

The stunning account of racism, mob violence, and cultural blame as rendered by poet Martha Collins

Border

A Journey to the Edge of Europe
Kapka Kassabova

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2017

“Remarkable: a book about borders which makes the reader feel sumptuously free.”—Peter Pomerantsev

Bunk

The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
Kevin Young

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2017

Has the hoax now moved from the sideshow to take the center stage of American culture?

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