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Essay: Political Poetry Is Hot Again. The Poet Laureate Explores Why, and How.
Tracy K. Smith, the United States poet laureate, looks at the ways poetry has dealt with the shifting political landscapes of the past two decades.
The Best Poetry of 2018
The Book Review?s poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.
By the Book: Alice Walker: By the Book
The author, most recently, of the poetry collection ?Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart? feels a duty to read about countries devastated by war: ?The suffering, usually for the most vulnerable, never ends.?
Poetry: A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy
In Anne Waldman?s latest collection, ?Trickster Feminism,? her verses argue on behalf of collective expression ? and collective responsibility.
POETRY: Bertolt Brecht: Poet and Communist
?The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht,? translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine, brings together more than 1,000 poems.
Nonfiction: In a (Prose) Tribute to Fathers and Father Figures, a Fast-Paced ...
Terrance Hayes?s hybrid nonfiction book ?To Float in the Space Between? pays homage to the poet Etheridge Knight, with room for personal detours and meditation.
The Book Review Podcast: Poetry Meets the Moment(s)
The Book Review?s poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith?s essay about political poetry and more from this week?s special issue.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Music Critic?s Look Back at Form...
Jessica Hopper?s ?Night Moves? is an episodic memoir, drawn from her diaries, about time spent navigating a music scene that she was documenting.
Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ?Psychologist? Assessed Presidents
He identified six qualities in evaluating performance in the Oval Office. (No. 1: emotional intelligence.) And as a scholar of Eisenhower, he liked Ike.
Church Leaders Sue Princeton Over ?Stolen? Manuscripts
In a lawsuit, officials of the Eastern Orthodox Church say the university has four manuscripts that were looted from a monastery in Greece in 1917.
Inside the List: Seeing Double on the Shelves
Book titles can?t be copyrighted, and that led to a recent dust-up on social media.
Notebook : Kurt Vonnegut?s World War II Scrapbook
An unpublished trove of photographs and letters the author kept while serving in the U.S. Army in Dresden provides the biographical context for his most influential novel, ?Slaughterhouse-Five.?
Children?s Books: Winter Holiday Treats For Picture Book Readers
A snowplow who works all night long, a naughty kid who breaks his mom?s favorite ornament, a fox hunting for a winter meal, and more in the season?s standout picture books.
New in Paperback: ?A Kind of Freedom,? ?Secrecy World?
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
The Saturday Profile: A Dissident Chinese Novelist Finds Echoes of Mao, and O...
Ma Jian, one of the sharper observers of contemporary China, though living in exile for 30 years, says this era resembles that of the Cultural Revolution.



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