• 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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April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.