Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

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Layered storytelling from Abrams and Dorst, de Giovanni builds on his gloomy but brilliant detectives, Delaney’s grim tale shouts Greek tragedy more than standard mystery fare, a somewhat entertaining debut from Devereaux-Nelson, Forrest’s beloved detective Kate Delafield returns, give The Card a shot, savor Rodale’s funny, heartfelt, and lovingly crafted romance

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

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Standard Christie fare—almost, John Shakespeare is not a poetic Prince, Cornwall’s new series begins and it’s complicated, charged by a carnie-punk stunner, love is Starting from Scratch, Quinn gives a little something extra

Language, Poetry, & the Seventh Annual Poets Forum

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Notes on poetry and panel discussions from the academy’s Poets Forum

Q&A: Edward Mendelson & Alexander McCall Smith

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An interview with author Alexander McCall Smith and Edward Mendelson, W.H. Auden’s literary executor.

2013 Academy of American Poets Prizes

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Congratulations to the winners of The Academy of American Poets annual series of poetry prizes

2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced

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Poets whose passions range from community service to woodworking to scholarship

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, September 6, 2013

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comedy, romance, historical and speculative fiction, a new young adult series; here’s a little of all

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, September 6, 2013

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a mesmerizing immersion of classic Marvel Noir, delectable artwork and prose in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a detailed, entertaining guide to living within one’s means, and a raw and rough exploration of the mind

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, September 6, 2013

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Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes region, facts behind American mealtime, perfecting the French macaron, the world of group sex, lessons from the new world of contemporary art, a futurist forecasts from the Shift Age

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, September 6, 2013

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Sweet success for Bodden’s self-published debut; Hussey’s page-turning hallelujah; food writer Leith serves a delectable scandal; Manning’s midwife survives in 19th-century New York City; and Tallis is in fine form in his latest chiller.