Hass’ collection Time and Materials earned him the 2007 National Book Award and now he’s the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer in Poetry. I remember reading this collection around 10 months ago–because it was the only collection of poems “buzzed” at the BookExpo America’s book buzz session along with some very strong fiction and nonfiction titles–and thinking this is really a great collection. Apparently, everyone else has been thinking the same thing.
I haven’t read Schultz’s Failure (boy, that sounds kind of like the wrong title for a Pulitzer-winning collection, huh?), but I’m now very interested in finding a copy.
Also, Ellen Bryant Voigt’s Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006 received a Finalist nod. Btw, that collection has spent a lot of time on shortlists all year as well.
To find the full Pulitzer List, check out this link.