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FINALISTS

What Noise Against the Cane

Desiree C. Bailey

Yale University Press More about this book >

Floaters

Martín Espada

W. W. Norton & Company More about this book >

Sho

Douglas Kearney

Wave Books More about this book >

A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure

Hoa Nguyen

Wave Books More about this book >

The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void

Jackie Wang

Nightboat Books More about this book >

LONGLIST

The Wild Fox of Yemen

Threa Almontaser

Graywolf Press More about this book >

Ghost Letters

Baba Badji

Parlor Press More about this book >

Master Suffering

CM Burroughs

Tupelo Press More about this book >

The Vault

Andrés Cerpa

Alice James Books More about this book >

Twice Alive

Forrest Gander

New Directions More about this book >

Judges
Don Mee Choi 
Don Mee   Choi
Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz
Matthea Harvey 
Matthea   Harvey
A. Van Jordan
A. Van Jordan
Chair
Ilya Kaminsky
Ilya Kaminsky
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