Fran Lebowitz: “One down, three to go.”
Charles Simic is now presenting. “This is an amazing time in American poetry, as we found out reading these books. A lot of good poems have been written and published. At least ten to fifteen books would have been on our short list of finalists.”
There is, incidentally, a Powerpoint presentation on the screen which blips up all the book covers for each category.
But the winner is Robert Hass’s Time and Materials.