Ten Essential Poetry Titles for Winter 2014


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


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

Arts & Humanities Reviews | August 2013


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


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

Waking Dark

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


Exciting new works for National Poetry Month and beyond.

Adult Fables and Literary Essays | Classic Returns

One Thousand and One Nights

April’s Classic Returns feature new English translations of The Fabliaux, Tacitus’s stern Annals, and a slim retelling of One Thousand and One Nights alongside Müller’s Anne Frank: The Biography, Merton’s Selected Essays and a rarely seen bilingual collection of Proust’s poetry.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | February 1, 2013


Reviews of The Early Dürer, Eleanor Jones Harvey’s The Civil War and American Art, and Roxane Beth Johnson’s Black Crow Dress, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the January issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | January 2013


Reviews of Randall Sullivan’s Untouchable, Martha Ronk’s Partially Kept, and Richard Cahan & Michael Williams’s Vivian Maier, plus a full list of arts reviews from the January issue.

Winter’s Tale: Warm Up with These Reads | The Reader’s Shelf


Winter reads depicting the beauty and relentless nature of ice, wind, and snow.

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