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The Beforelife Franz Wright
As in any artistic field, from hip-hop to high-end conceptual art, one question commonly whispered in the world of poetry is: "Who should I keep an eye out for in the upcoming year?" Through the fall and winter of 2000, the name was Franz Wright. His new book, The Beforelife, winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, is now available from Knopf.
In Fact Thomas Mallon
Over the last twenty-two years, Thomas Mallon has won acclaim as an essayist and critic as well as a novelist. In Fact collects his finest assessments of writers past and present, and offers his insights on odd, seldom-considered literary phenomena.
Gob's Grief Chris Adrian
Chris Adrian's debut novel is the lyrical and extraordinarily inventive Gob's Grief, a dream-like story of Civil War America.

The results are in! Meet the winners of Bold Type's second annual Short Story Contest.
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