The multi-talented poet, art critic, and publisher talks about the challenges of editing James Schuyler's letters, looking at art, and his own poetry.
Australian poet John Tranter discusses his connection with the New York School of poets, forged over a distance of 6,000 miles.
A new biography and album face off to tell the true story of The Velvet Underground's avant-garde genius.
A ruined tower served as a refuge for the writer Pier Paolo Pasolini in the years before his death.
W. G. Sebald
Truth was an overarching issue for the late Sebald, though his attempts to arrive at it were never what one might call conclusive.
In a multi-layered text that resists genre labeling, Silliman excavates the personal circumstances that underlie an early poetic work.
Invisible Cities: A Metaphorical Complex Adaptive System
Chloé E. Atreya
The bridges between Complex Adaptive Systems and Italo Calvino's intriguing, imaginal travelogue are described here in ways the analytically challenged among us can understand.
Edmund Blair Bolles
This accessible scientific biography explores the great physicist's refusal to accept the implications of quantum mechanics, a theory he himself helped create.
Two new works by the prolific Vollmann are considered and confronted by an advocate in a Vollmannesque frame of mind.
Gilead is very much a Midwestern book, evoking a regional temperament that Easterners, urbanites, and agnostics might see in others but never feel first-hand.
This thirty-year old novel arguably anticipated the whole revisionist superhero trend, but more importantly succeeds as a work of fiction.
The Phryne Fisher Mysteries
Australian author Kerry Greenwood's delicate, determined, and devilishly clever flapper sleuth is finding new fans across the globe.
Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling
Throughout this carefully structured volume, Fraser brings disparate modes of form and emotion into a unified intelligence wherein opposites collide.
Hamill possesses the tender voice of a compassionate soul, and the vivid imagery that he presents reveals a refreshing generosity of spirit.
The Lichtenberg Figures
Aptly named after the branching patterns that sometimes form after lightning strikes, Lerner's first book of poems crackles with paradoxically intelligent and illogical connotations.
French poet Alferi deftly explores a rigid form, "a grunge idea...almost as good as compacting the trash," that allows for wild comparisons and abrupt shifts of focus.
Puerta del Sol
This collection gives an intimate look at life in contemporary Spain, as well as a convincing depiction of one person's attempts to navigate loss and violence.
In Gemma Bovery, British author Posy Simmonds offers not only a contemporary send-up of an age-old theme, but a fresh take on the graphic novel as well.
Tragic? Comic? Tragicomic? You feel for him, Mister O, even though he's a psycho.
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