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.

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.