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Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, most recently Selfish (2015), Everyday People (2012), and The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972–2007 (2007), all from Graywolf Press. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.

In the Hush of Great Barrington: One Writer’s Search for W. E. B. Du Bois

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Linda Pastan’s fourteenth book of poems, Insomnia, will be published by W. W. Norton in the fall of 2015. Recent poems have appeared in the Paris Review, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and the Gettysburg Review. Her books have twice been finalists for the National Book Award, and in 2003 she won the Ruth Lily Prize for lifetime achievement. She was poet laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1995.

Ant Hills & The Secret Code

Just Like in the Movies: Richard Nixon and Patton

on Remembering William Carlos Williams by James Laughlin

Daniel Hoffman, a former Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1973–74), will publish his thirteenth book of verse, Next to Last Words, in April 2013, on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday.

on With My Trousers Rolled: Familiar Essays by Joseph Epstein

Two Fabulists (Little Kingdoms by Steven Millhauser and A Plague of Dreamers by Steve Stern)