Metaphysical Dog

Frank Bidart’s reflections and meditations on sex, art and the writer’s lonely life. The 72-year-old poet's sparse and candid verse takes no prisoners in this ambitious new collection.

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…