and the finalists for this years Asian American literary award in poetry
Nest- Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Notes From the Divided Country- Suji Kwock Kim
Miracle Fruit- Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive- Patrick Rosal
Having been the judge for two of them in the past, my prediction is for Pat Rosal's fine book 'Uprock. . .' It's an honor to be listed as a finalist too.