Longlisted today for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry
Now Available from Tupelo Press
Now$ 16.95 Paperback
We’re thrilled to announce that Lawrence Raab’s marvelous new book, Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts, has been longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry!
Please join us in congratulating Larry, and come hear him tomorrow night:
Wednesday, September 16
Water Street Books
26 Water Street
” These poems offer powerful evocations of the most human of themes: loneliness, the haunting resolution of doubt, love’s many shades, and a deeply intelligent form of comfort amid the messiness of emotions. Always, reason balances high sentiment and dramatic outbursts. Raab’s is a wholly American voice that reveals itself in sardonic humor and reflection as the poet addresses universal, philosophical quandaries; heaven and hell; and everything in between: ‘ Is there anything you want to know? / my father once asked me. / I can’t picture the scene. Were we out on the lawn? / Was a baseball involved? No, I said, / taken by surprise. And he turned away, / embarrassed and relieved.’ A wonderful, mature, sweeping collection.” — Mark Eleveld,Booklist
Photo: Jane Howland
Lawrence Raab is the author of seven previous collections of poems, including What We Don’t Know About Each Other, which was a finalist for the 1993 National Book Award. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as numerous residences at Yaddo and MacDowell. He teaches literature and writing at Williams College.