2020 North American Book Award Winners

2020 PSV North American Book Award Winners

The Poetry Society of Virginia is honored to announce the winner, finalists, and semi-finalists of the 2020 PSV North American Poetry Book Award. We received numerous outstanding books from 17 different states—from Maine to California, from Florida to Oregon, and various states in between. All entries were carefully read by a panel of judges, and the final decision was made by Henry Hart, Virginia Poet Laureate, 2018-2020.

First Place Winner: American Faith by Maya C. Popa, Sarabande Books

https://www.mayacpopa.com/ http://www.sarabandebooks.org/titles-20192039/american-faith-maya-cather... https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52291053-american-faith


First Finalist: Reenactments by Hai-Dang Phan, Sarabande Books

http://www.haidangphan.com/ http://www.sarabandebooks.org/titles-20192039/reenactments-hai-dang-phan

Second Finalist: Agnostic by Christopher Buckley, Lynxhouse Press

https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780899241685/agnostic/ https://creativewriting.ucr.edu/people/buckley/index.html


The following (in alphabetical order) were selected as semi-finalists:

The Book of Life by Joseph Campana, Tupelo Press

https://english.rice.edu/faculty/joseph-campana https://www.tupelopress.org/product/the-book-of-life/

Searching for Nova Albion by Pamela Cranston, Wipf&Stock

https://wipfandstock.com/searching-for-nova-albion.html; https://www.amazon.com/Pamela-Cranston/e/ B001JS4XQE%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Exuberance by Dolores Hayden, Red Hen Press

https://aerbook.com/maker/productcard-4676928-1458.html www.DoloresHayden.com

The Grief of a Happy Life by Christopher Howell, University of Washington Press

https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295746166/the-grief-of-a-happy-life/ https://sites.ewu.edu/mfa/the-people/christopher-howell/

American Mythology by Raphael Kosek, Brick Road Poetry Press

https://www.brickroadpoetrypress.com/order-books/american-mythology-kosek http://www.raphaelkosek.com/

The Davids Inside David by Sarah Wetzel, Terrapin Press
https://sarahwetzel.com/ https://www.terrapinbooks.com/new--the-davids-inside-david-by-sarah-wetz...

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