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2018 - Jose Olivarez
Citizen Illegal (Haymarket Books, 2018)
   Jenny George
The Dream of Reason (Copper Canyon Press, 2018)
   Jenny Xie
Eye Level (Graywolf Press, 2018)
   Justin Phillip Reed
Indecency (Coffee House Press, 2018)
   Analicia Sotelo
Virgin (Milkweed Editions, 2017)
   Diana Khoi Nguyen
Ghost of (Omnidawn, 2018)
   Mario Chard
Land of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2018)
   Tacey M. Atsitty
Rain Scald (University of New Mexico Press, 2018)
   Fatimah Asghar
If They Come for Us (One World, 2018)
2017 - Airea Matthews
simulacra (Yale University Press, 2017)
   Kaveh Akbar
Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017)
   Chen Chen
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017)
   Eve L. Ewing
Electric Arches (Haymarket Books, 2017)
   William Brewer
I Know Your Kind (Milkweed Editions, 2017)
   Layli Long Soldier
Whereas (Graywolf Press, 2017)
   Jenny Johnson
In Full Velvet (Sarabande Books, 2017)
   Sam Sax
The Plum-Stone Game (Ahsahta Press, 2009)
   Emily Skillings
Fort Not (The Song Cave, 2017)
   Joseph Rios
Shadowboxing: Poems & Impersonations (Omnidawn, 2017)
2016 - Ari Banias
Anybody (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016)
   Ocean Vuong
Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016)
   Jana Prikryl
The After Party (Tim Duggan Books, 2016)
   Carolina Ebeid
You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior (Noemi Press, 2016)
   Solmaz Sharif
Look (Graywolf Press, 2016)
   Phillip B. Williams
Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016)
   Eleanor Chai
Standing Water (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016)
   Justin Boening
Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last (Milkweed Editions, 2016)
   Safiya Sinclair
Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016)
   Tommy Pico
IRL (Birds, LLC, 2016)
2015 - Robin Coste Lewis
Voyage of the Sable Venus (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015)
   Alicia Jo Rabins
Divinity School (American Poetry Review, 2015)
   Jay Deshpande
Love the Stranger (Yes Yes Books, 2015)
   Hannah Sanghee Park
The Same-Different (Louisiana State University Press, 2015)
   Jonathon Fink
The Crossing (Dzanc Books, 2015)
   Rickey Laurentiis
Boy With Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015)
   Natalie Scenters-Zapico
The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing, 2015)
   Corina Copp
The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015)
   Morgan Parker
Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night (Switchback Books, 2015)
   Richie Hofmann
Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015)
2014 - Sally Wen Mao
Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014)
   Charlotte Boulay
Foxes on the Trampoline (Ecco, 2014)
   Hieu Minh Nguyen
This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014)
   Saeed Jones
Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press, 2014)
   Bianca Stone
Someone Else's Wedding Vows (Octopus Books, 2014)
   Sara Eliza Johnson
Bone Map (Milkweed Editions, 2014)
   F. Douglas Brown
Zero to Three (University of Georgia Press, 2014)
   Cindy Williams Gutierrez
The Small Claim of Bones (Bilingual Press, 2014)
   Danniel Schoonebeek
American Barricade (Yes Yes Books, 2014)
   Tarfia Faizullah
Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013)
2013 - Emilia Phillips
Signaletics (University of Akron Press, 2013)
   Dan Chelotti
X (McSweeney's, 2013)
   Matt Rasmussen
Black Aperture (Louisiana State University Press, 2013)
   Jeffrey Pethybridge
Striven, the Bright Treatise (Noemi Press, 2013)
   Hailey Leithauser
Swoop (Graywolf Press, 2013)
   Roger Reeves
King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013)
   Sasha West
Failure and I Bury the Body (HarperCollins, 2013)
   Greg Wrenn
Centaur (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013)
   Wendy Xu
You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013)
   Laurie Ann Guerrero
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013)
2012 - Zubair Ahmed
City of Rivers (McSweeney's, 2012)
   John Chavez
City of Slow Dissolve (University of New Mexico Press, 2012)
   Feng Sun Chen
Butcher's Tree (Black Ocean, 2012)
   Laura Cronk
Having Been an Accomplice (Persea Books, 2012)
   Natalie Diaz
When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012)
   Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
Death of a Ventriloquist (University of North Texas Press, 2012)
   Marcus Wicker
Maybe the Saddest Thing (HarperCollins, 2012)
   Shara Lessley
Two-Headed Nightingale (New Issues Press, 2012)
   Adam Vines
The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press, 2012)
   Matthew Hittinger
Skin Shift (Sibling Rivalry, 2012)
   Angela Veronica Wong
How to Survive a Hotel Fire (Coconut Books, 2012)
   Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise (Red Hen Press, 2012)
2011 - Lauren Berry
The Lifting Dress (Penguin, 2011)
   Deborah Brown
Walking the Dog's Shadow (BOA Editions, 2011)
   Xochiquetzal Candelaria
Empire (University of New Mexico Press, 2011)
   Lucas Farrell
The Many Woods of Grief (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011)
   Robert Fernandez
We Are Pharaoh (Canarium Books, 2011)
   Brett Foster
The Garbage Eater (Triquarterly Books, 2011)
   Emily Kendal Frey
The Grief Performance (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011)
   Alan Gilbert
Late in the Antenna Fields (Futurepoem, 2011)
   Jeff Hoffman
Jounal of American Foreign Policy (New Issues Press, 2011)
   Harmony Holiday
Negro League Baseball (Fence Books, 2011)
   Arlene Kim
What Have You Done to Our Ears to Make Us Hear Echoes? (Milkweed Editions, 2011)
   Iain Haley Pollock
Spit Back a Boy (University of Georgia Press, 2011)
2010 - John Beer
The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium Books, 2010)
   Reginald Dwayne Betts
Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010)
   Leslie Chang
Things That No Longer Delight (Fordham University Press, 2010)
   Nick Demske
Nick Demske (Fence Books, 2010)
   Shira Dentz
Black Seeds on a White Dish (Shearsman Books, 2010)
   Carrie Fountain
Burn Lake (Penguin, 2010)
   Gary Jackson
Missing you, Metropolis (Graywolf Press, 2010)
   Keetje Kuipers
Beautiful in the Mouth (BOA Editions, 2010)
   J. Michael Martinez
Heredities (Louisiana State University Press, 2010)
   John Murillo
Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher Books, 2010)
   Julie Sophia Paegle
Torch Song Tango Choir (University of Arizona Press, 2010)
   Karen Weiser
To Light Out (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010)
2009 - William Archila
The Art of Exile (Bilingual Press, 2009)
   Kate Durbin
The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books, 2009)
   Robin Ekiss
The Mansion of Happiness (University of Georgia Press, 2009)
   Santee Frazier
Dark Thirty (University of Arizona Press, 2009)
   Ish Klein
Union! (Canarium Books, 2009)
   Justin Marks
A Million in Prizes (New Issues Press, 2009)
   Kristin Naca
Bird Eating Bird (HarperCollins, 2009)
   January Gill O'Neil
Underlife (CavanKerry Press, 2009)
   Kiki Petrosino
Fort Red Border (Sarabande Books, 2009)
   Ed Skoog
Mister Skylight (Copper Canyon Press, 2009)
   Lytton Smith
The All-Purpose Magical Tent (Nightboat Books, 2009)
   Orlando White
Bone White (Red Hen Press, 2009)
2008 - Dan Albergotti
The Boatlands (BOA Editions, 2008)
   Jericho Brown
Please (New Issues Press, 2008)
   Michael Cirelli
Lobster with Ol? Dirty Bastard (Hanging Loose Press, 2008)
   Brian Culhane
The King's Question (Graywolf Press, 2008)
   Frank Giampietro
Begin Anywhere (Alice James Books, 2008)
   Kristin Palm
The Straits (Palm Press, 2008)
   Khadijah Queen
Conduit (Akashic Books, 2008)
   Sally Van Doren
Sex at Noon Taxes (Louisiana State University Press, 2008)
   Karen S. Williams
Elegy for a Scarred Shoulder (Willow Books, 2008)
   Ronaldo V. Wilson
Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008)
2007 - Nathaniel Bellows
Why Speak? (W. W. Norton & Company, 2007)
   Roger Bonair-Agard
Tarnish and Masquerade (Cypher Books, 2007)
   Todd Boss
Yellowrocket (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008)
   Albert Flynn DeSilver
Letters to Early Street (La Alameda Press, 2007)
   Aracelis Girmay
Teeth (Curbstone Press, 2007)
   Alena Hairston
The Logan Topographies (Persea Books, 2007)
   Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan
Shadow Mountain (Four Way Books, 2007)
   Dorothea Lasky
Awe (Wave Books, 2007)
   Joseph O. Legaspi
Imago (CavanKerry Press, 2007)
   Eirann Lorsung
Music for Landing Planes By (Milkweed Editions, 2007)
   Chris Martin
American Music (Copper Canyon Press, 2007)
   Dawn Lundy Martin
A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press, 2007)
   Elizabeth Reddin
The Hot Garment of Love Is Insecure (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007)
   Steve Willard
Harm (University of California Press, 2007)
2006 - Daniel Brenner
The Stupefying Flashbulbs (Fence Books, 2006)
   Christina Davis
Forth a Raven (Alice James Books, 2006)
   Landis Everson
Everything Preserved (Graywolf Press, 2006)
   Vievee Francis
Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006)
   Anthony Hawley
The Concerto Form (Shearsman Books, 2006)
   Thomas Heise
Horror Vacui (Sarabande Books, 2006)
   Alex Lemon
Mosquito (Tin House Books, 2006)
   Ada Limon
Lucky Wreck (Autumn House Press, 2006)
   Maria Melendez
How Long She?ll Last in This World (University of Arizona Press, 2006)
   Anna Moschovakis
I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone (Turtle Point Press, 2006)
   Susan B. A. Somers-Willet
Roam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006)
   David Tucker
Late for Work (Houghton-Mifflin, 2006)
2005 - Andrea Baker
Like Wind Loves A Window (Slope Editions, 2005)
   Christian Barter
The Singers I Prefer (CavanKerry Press, 2005)
   Geoff Bouvier
Living Room (American Poetry Review, 2005)
   Leslie Bumstead
Cipher/Civilian (Edge Books, 2005)
   Victoria Chang
Circle (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005)
   Geri Doran
Resin (Louisiana State University Press, 2005)
   K. E. Duffin
King Vulture (University of Arkansas Press, 2005)
   Thomas Sayers Ellis
The Maverick Room (Graywolf Press, 2005)
   Dana Goodyear
Honey and Junk (W. W. Norton & Company, 2005)
   Sarah Gridley
Weather Eye Open (University of California Press, 2005)
   Tyehimba Jess
leadbelly (Verse Press, 2005)
   Corinne Lee
PYX (Penguin, 2005)
   Sheryl Luna
Pity the Drowned Horse (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005)
   Rusty Morrison
Whethering (the climate: conditional) (Center for Literary Publishing, 2005)
   Matthew Shenoda
Somewhere Else (Coffee House Press, 2005)
   Laura Sims
Practice, Restraint (Fence Books, 2005)
   Mark Sullivan
Slag (Texas Tech Univeresity Press, 2005)
   Catherine Wing
Enter Invisible (Sarabande Books, 2005)