Thanks to the cooperation of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the New School Graduate Writing Program, as well as the tireless efforts of our students and faculty, we are able to provide for you interviews with each of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Finalists concerning their selected book.

Below, watch MFA student Brooke Ellsworth speak with the poetry winner D.A. Powell about his prize winning book of poems, A Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys.


Brooke Ellsworth is an MFA student with a concentration in Poetry at The New School Graduate Writing Program. She is also a Teaching Assistant for the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy.

For more interviews with the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award finalists visit The American Vanguard.

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