Best Poetry 2013, the Extended Version: We’ve Got 12 Top Titles for You

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Officially, Library Journal lists five Best Poetry titles in its December issue, along with all the other Bests of the year. But my colleague Annalisa Pesek and I couldn’t stop there. After several rounds of reading and discussion, we found that the following 12 titles sifted out naturally as the works that grabbed our attention […]

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

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A multifaceted view of the dandy, Auerbach revisited, lovers of Anchorman may flock to this work, Chekhov’s insights can be tiring, a veteran wine writer divulges more secrets, Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, Fuchs rambles (sometimes escaping) from Mayan and Mixtec barrios, memoir from Gilden camping in the USSR, poets’ Deep Gossip, Prager on how to negotiate a fare on auto rickshaws and taxis, Carter’s Swann’s Way is an unprecedented and laudable intellectual feat, why van Gogh was repetitious, essential Rebeck plays, Shapiro’s perils and pleasures, New York gets a “Big City Food Biography,” Weegee for all collections

Language, Poetry, & the Seventh Annual Poets Forum

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

African American Experiences: 50 Titles for February 2014, Black History Month

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Some books to consider for Black History Month 2014 and beyond.

Ten Essential Poetry Titles for Winter 2014

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April may be National Poetry Month, but it’s not the only time great poetry appears in abundance. In fact, in the months leading up to the 2014 festivities a number of major poets are coming out with exciting new books. From Linda Bierds’s keenly insightful Roget’s Illusion to Alex Lemon’s electrified, pop-cultural The Wish Book, […]

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

Arts & Humanities Reviews | August 2013

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Reviews of Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, A Brighter Word than Bright: Keats at Work, and Jack London: An American Life, plus a full list of Arts & Humanities reviews.

Happy Birthday Kierkegaard | Classic Returns

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This month, two underappreciated women novelists return to print, a philosopher turns 200, Manning Marable’s tremendous new resource for Malcolm X scholars is published posthumously, and trans activist Kate Bornstein updates her Gender Workbook for the 21st century.

Poetry Goes (Sort of) Viral, Undying Love for Nick Carraway, and an Unlikely Roadtrip | What We’re Reading

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This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are reading some books very much of the moment: the follow-up to Code Name Verity and the genesis of Baz Luhrmann’s fizzy film. Others are stuck in the past, or someplace in the middle.

Thirty Essential Poetry Titles for Spring 2013

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Exciting new works for National Poetry Month and beyond.

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