This week, Monica Youn’s Blackacre (Graywolf) was longlisted for a National Book Award. It is Youn’s third collection of poetry and follows the National Book Award finalist Ignatz. Known for her sparse yet powerful selection of individual words, Youn merges her legal acumen with the lyrical force in Blackacre–which takes its title from the legal term “blackacre,” first coined in 1628, as a nominal placeholder for hypothetical estates.
From Poetry@Princeton, congratulations.
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