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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

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2017

Otis Redding finally gets the “Respect” he deserves; Alexie’s portrayals of family relationships, identity, and grief have the universality of great literature; this scrumptious entrée into six-legged cuisine is for all general science readers

Diamond Legacies: Legendary Moments in Baseball, Past and Present

Ankiel’s journey is reading well spent; with grace and self-awareness, Borders tells her inspiring account; Ballplayer is for all sports collections; readers do not have to be baseball fans to be captivated by Dinner with DiMaggio; a legendary sports story to be cherished by all Cubs fans

Explore New and Inspiring Crafts From Sketching to Remodeling

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the craft world or if you’re looking for a DIY challenge, you can find a variety of projects that are widespread and accessible to all craft/DIY readers