National Book Critics Circle for Poetry

awarded since 1975.

 

2013 selection

Metaphysical Dog

National Book Critics Circle for Poetry 2013

by Frank Bidart

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

A National Book Award Finalist

A vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work today

In “Those Nights,” Frank Bidart writes: “We who could...


2012 selection

Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys

National Book Critics Circle for Poetry 2012

by D. A. Powell

*Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry* I have this rearrangement to make:

symbolic death, my backward glance.

The way the past is a kind of future

leaning against the sporty hood....


2009 selection

Versed

2005 selection

Refusing Heaven

National Book Critics Circle for Poetry 2005

by Jack Gilbert

More than a decade after Jack Gilbert’s The Great Fires, this highly anticipated new collection shows the continued development of a poet who has remained fierce in his avoidance of the beaten path. In Refusing...


1994 selection

Rider: The Rider Quintet, vol. 1