THE 2016 BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY MILT KESSLER POETRY BOOK AWARD

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Yusef Komunyakaa for The Emperor of Water Clocks

from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Judge: Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Yusef Komunyakaa's The Emperor of Water Clocks is a stunning tour-de-force, a book both personal and lyrical, political and celebratory. This book is a significant work by a major American poet."  

 

Kessler Award Finalists for 2016:

(in alphabetical order)

Lynn Emanuel for The Nerve of It: Poems New & Selected  (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Nick Flynn for My Feelings (Graywolf Press)

Tony Gloeggler for Until the Last Light Leaves (NYQ Books)

Angela Jackson for It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time (Northwestern University Press)

Parneshia Jones for Vessel (Milkweed Editions)

Devon Moore for Apology of a Girl Who Is Told She Is Going to Hell (Mayapple Press)

Alberto Rios for A Small Story About the Sky (Copper Canyon Press)

Last Updated: 9/29/16