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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2017

With thoroughly documented and imaginative chapters, American Watercolor will have wide appeal; a well-turned-out roundup of 16 new fashion and art titles; Danticat’s brave work interrogates The Art of Death with insight and warmth; satisfying recipes for upscale as well as down-home entertaining

Crafting Up a Storm

It doesn’t matter if you are a cozy-corner knitter or an outdoor creator, all types of projects can be found here with detailed step-by-step instructions for any home artist

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Sargent’s Women will be a lasting addition to arts collections; excellent new work from important poet Akbar; a breezy social history for readers interested in tales of a bygone era; those seeking pleasure reading will enjoy this caper through the cosmos

Celebrating National Poetry Month | Wyatt’s World

Close out April, National Poetry Month, by sharing and reading poems new and old. From backlist favorites to debut works to titles not yet on the shelves, here are five books to underscore the vibrant power of the poet and poetry reader.

Exciting Poetry for Spring: 13 Highly Recommended Titles That Will Shock You Awake

Brown accomplishes her task admirably, and her work will appeal not just to ­poetry readers; we can be deeply optimistic about Lambda Literary fellow Pico’s latest; Sanabria is startling and successful; McCrae’s work is unsettling and approachable for a wide audience

Five Poets To Watch: Fresh, Keen Work from Upcoming Writers

Crisp, beautiful writing of great import; an Iowa Poetry Prize winner that will please a wide range of readers; Jesiolowski has a fine grasp of craft and emotion; Kampa’s urge to feel, to will herself into others’ being, is a gift that will carry her far

Let’s Get Creative! 11 Crafts/DIY Projects

A wonderful collection of crafts that will excite the whole family; in-depth and comprehensive looks at all forms of DIY/Crafts, from creating an energy-efficient home to creative stitchwork

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2017

Climbers will inhale Caldwell’s book and want more; poet Kampa’s urge to feel, to will herself into others’ being, is a gift that will carry her far; comedian Boyle’s book is hard to put down and full of solid advice; clear, real-world discussions of issues facing transgender people; perfect for browsing, this work will awaken a desire for questing and adventure

No Craft Left Behind: 12 Craft & DIY Books

Looking to spend some time out in the sun watching your garden grow? Or curl up in a chair and craft away? No matter what your mood, the creative reader can find what they are looking for right here

In the Studio With Bosch

Fantastical paintings, glorious color, and surreal landscapes; readers and artists interested in learning more about Bosch and his dark portrayal of landscapes will enjoy both books