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NBCC Poetry Finalist Lucie Brock-Broido in Conversation with MFA Student Zachary Brett Reeves


Thanks to The School of Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of their students and faculty, we are able to provide interviews with each of the NBCC Awards Finalists for the publishing year 2013 in our 30 Books 2013 series.

Zachary Brett Reeves, on behalf of the School of Writing at The New School and the NBCC, interviewed Lucie Brock-Broido about her book Stay, Illusion (Knopf), which is among the final five selections, in the category of Poetry, for the 2013 NBCC awards.


luciebbroLucie Brock-Broido’s new book of poems, Stay, Illusion, published in October by Alfred A. Knopf, is a Finalist in Poetry for the 2013 National Book Award. Her previous collections from Knopf include Trouble in Mind, The Master Letters, and A Hunger. In 2010, Carcanet brought out her selected poems, Soul Keeping Company in the UK.  Her poems have appeared in many magazines and literary journals including The Paris Review, The New York Times, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, and The New Yorker. Brock-Broido has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, The Witter-Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters,  and the winner of the Massachusetts Book Award. She is Director of Poetry in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.  Brock-Broido lives in New York City, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.



Zachary Brett Reeves is a first-year MFA candidate in Fiction and Poetry at The New School. All of his publications are forthcoming. He lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.