“Lisa J. Parker’s second book of poetry reads like a personal diary written in controlled, soaring language that leaves an impact for all its emotional clear-sightedness.”
“What are days for if not to let go of days,” Maya C. Popa writes early in this second collection of poems following her award-winning debut, American Faith.
“Gordon’s purpose has been to call attention to the vital role that women played in Eliot’s personal life and his development as a writer.”
Alfred Hitchcock, for his films of often understated horror, preferred a certain type: His movies were populated almost entirely by coolly elegant blonde actresses who, in spite of their aristocrat
Harbinger is a reminder of something we all too commonly lose track of: the idea of poetry as an art form.
“Glück has created a pièce de résistance. This is a collection of poetry not just worth reading. It is worth tasting, reviewing, scenting, savoring.”
“Gerber, whose long practice of Buddhism has shaped much of his voluminous and illuminating body of poetry, has written a beautifully searching book that provides a space to meditate upon d
To start, let us thank Nachoem Wijnberg for doing something rare in poetry. He admits openly what all poets know of themselves: that they are talentless, and their success unearned.
Trying to determine the best of anything is difficult. What are the criteria? Who is making the decisions? Who is always expected to be among the best?
“There is a realization that comes with reading Trees: that while the collection brings with it an appreciation of Hesse’s work, each essay, each poem can be taken away and treasur
In his 1999 book The Age of Spiritual Machines Ray Kurzweil, inventor of the reading machine for the blind, explored the possibility of a world when the AI creations of our future were not
If you live in Poetry World, you’ve been hearing about Zeina Hashem Beck’s O for a while now.
“so important to an understanding of American thought and the landscape that formed it.”
There’s something magical about the number 13: there are 13 stripes on the American flag, 13 is a prime and therefore indivisible number, in the Jewish calendar a leap year has 13 months and Steven
“Through his poems, Wasson has unearthed the buried bones of generations and brought their lives into the daylight.
“Levin has written a book of adjustments—one that nearly resembles a sort of Delphic handbook on the transformation of self-concept.”
In his Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon’s stand-in character (nervous about the loss of his impending virginity) asks his comrades in arms why, after a person has made love for the first time, the
The other day a new video emerged from Ukraine of shelling in an apartment project—reporters and grandmothers dash for cover as large, pressure-sucking booms roar through the cement canyon of the c
“Time Is a Mother is a true magic trick. The message made into shapes sharp with meaning, . . .”
“Throughout The Spring, Connole’s experience of grief, translated into prose and photographs, creates a spare, rugged alchemy.”
“Sharif masterfully blends, develops, and transforms her imagery throughout Customs in such a seamless and unexpected way that the reader effortlessly follows these gorgeous, golde
“This is a remarkable little book with a poignant political and social message that should be read by everyone who cares about this country.”
New York Journal of Book’s editor, Lisa Rojany, forbids its writers from the first person.
“For those who think ‘nature poetry’ should be an escape from the human world, Hays provides a much-needed corrective, consistently reminding the reader that humans are nature, too, that wh
“What if death is just the beginning of life?” With that question, author Laura Formentini dives into an exploration of loss that will ultimately help her heal from the feelings evoked by her son’s