Singing School

Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's fun guide to analyzing verse strays from rules and theories, instead focusing on "listening" to the rhythms of past greats, from John Keats and Emily Dickinson to Allen Ginsberg and Mina Loy.

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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…