It was announced yesterday that Maureen N. McLane's third collection of poems, This Blue, was selected as a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award, Poetry.
In his review of the collection in the New York Times Book Review, Jeff Gordinier said: "These are poems that keep you on your toes . . . McLane renders each phrase with the precise and steady hand of an ice sculptor. Her consummate finesse can be a source of delight."
Maureen N. McLane is a Professor of English at New York University, a critic, and the author of two previous poetry collections, as well as the experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism, My Poets.