• POETRY

Ghost in a Red Hat

Past and present collide in an assemblage of poems "whipped together by windstorm and fire."

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  • POETRY

Where I Live

A new gathering of verse from the prizewinning poet celebrates a life on the land.

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The Word Exchange

A new gathering of Anglo-Saxon poetry in translation arrives in time for hearthside reading.

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Wait

The seventeenth and latest volume from one of America’s most esteemed poets explores realms of conscience and consciousness.

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The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry

A rich new gathering of poetry from around the world.

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Lighthead

In a new book of poems, the writer dives into his own youth and a nation's troubled history with love and arch wit.

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  • POETRY

News of the World

Poems that evoke the dynamism and variety of midcentury America -- and elsewhere.

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).