Jericho Brown's debut poetry collection Please has been named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.
Other finalists include:
* Want, Rick Barot, Sarabande Press
* Fire to Fire, Mark Doty, HarperCollins
* Now You're the Enemy, James Allen Hall, Univ. of Arkansas Press
* My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, Jack Spicer, edited by Peter Gizzi & Kevin Killian, Wesleyan University Press
The 21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys) will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2009.
The Lammys recognize and honor the best in GLBT literature. The nominated books reflect a diverse range of distinguished voices from the GLBT community and highlight the full range of achievement in 2008 GLBT literature. Eighty judges, representing a broad cross-section of the GLBT literary world, will select a single book in each category to win the prestigious Lambda Literary Award, considered to be the highest accolade for a book from the GLBT community. Spanning 22 categories, 105 finalists are picked from 397 books representing 72 publishers.
Finalists in all categories are now listed on the Lambda Literary Foundation Website.