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September 06, 2017

And the 2017 Connecticut Book Award Finalists Are . . .

The Connecticut Center for the Book is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards! The process was vigorous (and long!) and care and consideration were taken with each title submitted.

  • One hundred nine titles were submitted as candidates for the Book Awards between January 1 and April 19, 2017. After reviewing the submissions against the guidelines, one hundred titles were admitted into the judging process.
  • Each category had five judges who reviewed the titles using criteria appropriate to the category.
  • Seventeen titles made it to the finalist list.

The following titles are the finalists for the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards for Poetry:


Fugitives by Danielle Pieratti

The Banquet by Gray Jacobik

Barrel Children by Rayon Lennon

The Meeting House by Marilyn Nelson