Book Awards » National Book Critics Circle Award - Poetry

Categories: General Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Memoir / Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Poetry, Autobiography / Biography
The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 600 active book reviewers from all over the country who are interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns. Each year in March, they present awards to the best books published in English in six categories: Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. *In 2005 the category Autobiography/Biography was separated into Memoir/Autobiography and Biography.

2014

Citizen: An American Lyric
Citizen: An American Lyric
Author: Claudia Rankine
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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2013

Metaphysical Dog: Poems
Metaphysical Dog: Poems
Author: Frank Bidart
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2012

Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys: Poems
Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys: Poems
Author: D. A. Powell
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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2011

Space, In Chains
Space, In Chains
Author: Laura Kasischke
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2010

One with Others: [a little book of her days]
One with Others: [a little book of her days]
Author: C.D. Wright
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2009

Versed (Wesleyan Poetry)
Versed (Wesleyan Poetry)
Author: Rae Armantrout
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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2008

Sleeping It Off in Rapid City: Poems, New and Selected
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City: Poems, New and Selected
Author: August Kleinzahler
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2008

Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems
Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems
Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
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2007

Elegy: Poems
Elegy: Poems
Author: Mary Jo Bang
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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2006

Tom Thomson In Purgatory
Tom Thomson In Purgatory
Author: Troy Jollimore
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2005

Refusing Heaven
Refusing Heaven
Author: Jack Gilbert
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2004

The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004
The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004
Author: Adrienne Rich
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2003

Columbarium (Phoenix Poets Series)
Columbarium (Phoenix Poets Series)
Author: Susan Stewart
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2002

Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems
Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems
Author: B. H. Fairchild
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2001

Saving Lives: Poems
Saving Lives: Poems
Author: Albert Goldbarth
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2000

Carolina Ghost Woods
Carolina Ghost Woods
Author: Judy Jordan
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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1999

Ordinary Words
Ordinary Words
Author: Ruth Stone
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1998

The Bird Catcher
The Bird Catcher
Author: Marie Ponsot
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1997

Black Zodiac:  Poems
Black Zodiac: Poems
Author: Charles Wright
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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1996

Sun Under Wood
Sun Under Wood
Author: Robert Hass
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2


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1995

Time  Money
Time Money
Author: William Matthews
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1994

Rider (Wesleyan Poetry)
Rider (Wesleyan Poetry)
Author: Mark Rudman
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1993

My Alexandria: Poems (The National Poetry Series)
My Alexandria: Poems (The National Poetry Series)
Author: Mark Doty
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1992

Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991
Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991
Author: Hayden Carruth
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1991

Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology (Contemporary Poetry Series)
Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology (Contemporary Poetry Series)
Author: Albert Goldbarth
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1990

Bitter Angel: Poems (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary)
Bitter Angel: Poems (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary)
Author: Amy Gerstler
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1989

Transparent Gestures
Transparent Gestures
Author: Rodney Jones
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1988

The One Day
The One Day
Author: Donald Hall
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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1987

Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
Author: C.K. Williams
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1986

Wild Gratitude
Wild Gratitude
Author: Edward Hirsch
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1985

The Triumph of Achilles
The Triumph of Achilles
Author: Louise Gluck
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1984

The Dead and the Living
The Dead and the Living
Author: Sharon Olds
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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1983

The Changing Light at Sandover : A Poem
The Changing Light at Sandover : A Poem
Author: James Merrill
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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1982

Antarctic Traveller
Antarctic Traveller
Author: Katha Politt
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1981

A Coast of Trees
A Coast of Trees
Author: A. R. Ammons
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1980

Sunrise
Sunrise
Author: Frederick Seidel
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1979

Ashes: Poems new & old
Ashes: Poems new & old
Author: Philip Levine
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1978

Hello, Darkness: The Collected Poems of L. E. Sissman
Hello, Darkness: The Collected Poems of L. E. Sissman
Author: L. E Sissman
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1977

Day by Day
Day by Day
Author: Robert Lowell
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1976

Geography III : Poems
Geography III : Poems
Author: Elizabeth Bishop
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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1975

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror: Poems (Penguin Poets)
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror: Poems (Penguin Poets)
Author: John Ashbery
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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