Books Nominated for 2016 Best Poetry Book

2016 Award for Best Poetry Book

Lips Open and Divine
Matthew A. Hamilton (Armenia 2006–08; Philippines 2008–10)
Winter Goose Publishing
April 2016

Double Chai Quilt: Selected Poems 1980–2016
Steve Rapp (Benin 1986–88)
Harvard Bookstore
April 2016

If you have a book of poetry novel published in 2016 by a PCV or Peace Corps Staff that you wish to nominate, email:

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  • I read ‘Lips Open and Divine’ by Matthew Hamilton when it first came out. This poet has a deep understanding of the human spirit, and what lies beneath the surface of things. I hope his book wins. It’s one of the best poetry books I read in 2016.

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