My Second Book is a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry!!!

31st Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Contenders Announced

February 22, 2011
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes today announced the finalists for the 2010 honors to be presented April 29th at an exclusive ceremony at The Times’ Chandler Auditorium. The event is the prelude to the 16th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation’s largest public literary festival, which moves to its new home on the University of Southern California campus in the heart of L.A.’s Downtown Arts & Education Corridor on April 30 and May 1.

The Book Prizes recognize 50 distinguished works in 10 categories. The list of finalists in biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award), graphic novel, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult literature can be found at latimes.com/bookprizes.

Full press release here.

Poetry Finalists

· Henri Cole, Pierce the Skin: Selected Poems, 1982-2007 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
· Maxine Kumin, Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 (W. W. Norton & Company)
· Yehoshua November, God’s Optimism (Main Street Rag)
· Craig Santos Perez, From Unincorporated Territory {Saina}, (Omnidawn)
· Ed Roberson, To See the Earth Before the End of the World, (Wesleyan University Press)

LA Times Book Prize website here.

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