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I Am the Beggar of the World

A collection of short poems and photographs give lyrical voice to the citizens of Afghanistan's borderlands.

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Horace and Me

Can the man who coined "Seize the day" still teach us how to live vibrantly?

 

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Useless Landscape: A Guide for Boys

A California haunted by death and suffused with sex is the subject of D. A. Powell's biting collection of verse.

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The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin

A new collection of Philip Larkin's verse attempts to capture the acerbic poet's work in toto.

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The Death of King Arthur and Seeing Stars

The poet's new translation of a medieval Arthurian epic -- and some new enchantments of his own.

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Haunted History

The ghosts of America's past are summoned in these books of verse.

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Juggling and Digging

New verse from Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon offers complementary visions of the poet's vocation.

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White Egrets

At the age of eighty, a great poet pits his voice against the encroaching shadows.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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.