Poetry Beyond the Basics: Twelve New Collections Offer Fresh Perspective on the Human Experience

Derr-Smith uses an intently packed, beautifully crafted pile-up of images to explore a rural Southern upbringing—highly recommended; gemlike poems from Mohabir will reward many readers and surprise not a few; fervent reading about the urban Hispanic experience—for all readers; Sealey explores issues of race, gender, and sexuality in poems whose fluid, wide-open style belies their grit

Librarians’ Best Books of 2011: Meghan O’Rourke’s The Long Goodbye

Librarians’ Best Books of 2011: Meghan O’Rourke’s The Long Goodbye