National Book Award Longlist

The national book award longlist for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and Young People’s Literature were recently announced here. I was particularly excited to see Ross Gay’s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude on the poetry list. I heard him read in Minneapolis this past year, and it was a phenomenal reading — one of those that made me rush out and get his book (and a second copy for my friend). I’ve spent the summer making my way through this stack of books, and if I had to recommend one from the stack, it would be this one. IMG_3809