National Book Critics Circle Awards
The finalists in poetry are:
Mary Jo Bang, Elegy, Graywolf
Matthea Harvey, Modern Life, Graywolf
Michael O'Brien, Sleeping and Waking, Flood
Tom Pickard, The Ballad of Jamie Allan, Flood
Tadeusz Rozewicz, New Poems, Archipelago
I suppose I will be pulling for Mary Jo Bang in this category, because I met her once and rather liked her.
I've also met Matthea Harvey (she was a Fellow at Bread Loaf in 2002), and have read her previous books.