Strategist for Sen. Warren on longlist for poetry award

September 18, 2019 - 7:46 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes.

A communications strategist for the presidential candidate's campaign is on the poetry longlist of the National Book Awards. Camonghne Felix was cited for the collection "Build Yourself a Boat." It's one of 10 books announced Wednesday by the National Book Foundation. Many of the works have political and social themes, whether it is Ilya Kaminsky's "Deaf Republic" or Arthur Sze's "Sight Lines." Others on the list include Brian Teare's "Doomstead Days," Ariana Reines' "A Sand Book" and Jericho Brown's "The Tradition."

The list will be narrowed to five on Oct. 8. Winners in poetry and four other competitive categories will be announced Nov. 20.

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