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 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.