All nominated books will be listed here within 48 hours of their nomination. Anyone can nominate any book, even one by themselves, or another. Rules are here: or at
NOMINEES - in order of nomination:
1. Bernard O'Donoghue, The Seasons of Cullen Church, Faber & Faber (2016);
2. Claudia Rankine, Citizen, Penguin (2014);
3. James Pollock, Sailing to Babylon, Able Muse Press (2012);
4. Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband, Cape (2001);
5. Greg Santos, The Emperor's Sofa, DC Books (2010);
6. Susan Gubernat, The Zoo At Night, U of Nebraska Press (2017);
7. Ann Cefola, Free Ferry, Upper Hand Press (2017);
8. Emily Rose Cole, Love & a loaded Gun, Minerva Rising Press (2017);
9. Jason Morphew, What to deflect when you're deflecting, Poets Wear Prada (2017);
10. Nicholas Wong, Crevasse, Kaya Press (2015);
11. Kathy Miles, Gardening With Deer, Cinnamon Press (2016);
12. Michael Dickel, War Surrounds Us, Rose Press (2015);
13. Jeremy Cantor, Wisteria From Seed, Kelsay Books (2015);
14. Laura Foley, Night Ringing, Headmistress Press (2016);
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