Monday, 22 November 2010

Sparring Partners

For the last six years, Alex Good’s annual Runaway Jury—the provocative shadow jury he convenes to vet the GG poetry shortlist—has been one of the highlights of the Fall awards season. Good took a sabbatical in 2009, but he’s back again with a pair of fresh recruits: Jacob McArthur Mooney and Brian Palmu. This year's Runaway Jury is of special interest to me, of course, because Signal had two books on the shortlist. But the debate -- driven, as always, by each participant's need to call it as they see it -- is well worth your time.

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