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"Poetry "

April 25, 2014

Is That a Poem in Your Pocket?

Celebrate National Poetry Month getting to know the work of the masters with these new-to-eBook collections.

August 12, 2013

David Rakoff’s Swan Song Worth the Hype: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

David Rakoff’s final book has attracted the highest of expectations, naturally. But as soon as you crack the cover, the glare of those expectations fades, overtaken by the simple pleasures of reading.

February 11, 2013

On the Anniversary of a Poet’s Death: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

February 11, 2013, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of poet Sylvia Plath, truly an American master. To know Plath is to understand her, and with her unabridged journals, you can find your way into her dark mind.

September 1, 2012

When Moral Complexity Lies in the Ordinary: Teju Cole's Open City

Teju Cole exposes history and identity through the mundane, as a walk through New York City offers profound wisdom to the outspoken narrator of his debut novel, Open City.

August 20, 2012

The Brilliant Fictionalization of Pablo Neruda: Roberto Ampuero's The Neruda Case

When a Nobel Prize-winning poet asks a frustrated, unemployed expat with no detective experience to act as sleuth on an urgent mission, he just can't say no. So begins Ampuero's tale of politics, poetry, and love, The Neruda Case.

August 12, 2012

From Prep School to Poetry: 6 Questions for Jenny Hubbard, Author of Paper Covers Rock

When a terrible thing happens at an all-boys prep school, friends find themselves grappling with guilt and questionable loyalties. Author Jenny Hubbard talks about her novel, Paper Covers Rock, and her years as a boarding-school teacher.

November 27, 2011

Nancy Milford's Edna St. Vincent Millay: A Savage Beauty, a Brilliant Life

In the winter of 1972, biographer Nancy Milford met Norma Millay, sister of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Over the course of the next few years, Milford was granted access to the vast archive of Edna's personal belongings and began piecing together the life of one of America's most brilliant poets.