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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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July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).