on American Fictions, 1940-1980: A Comprehensive History and Critical Evaluation by Frederick R. Karl

Poetry Chapbooks: Many Are Called (on Baker’s Dozen by Jim Aubert; The Way into Town by Roy Bentley; Along This Water by William Heyen; In New York City Air by James Humphrey; Kamikaze Polar Bear Sinks Nuclear Submarine by Roger Lell; Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy by Thomas Lux; Thinner You Grow by Richard Lyons; Philippe at His Bath by Constance Pierce; The Angel Poems by Liz Rosenberg; Finding the Path by R. T. Smith; & The Royal Nonesuch by Leon Stokesbury)

American Indian Legacy (on Native American Renaissance by Kenneth Lincoln; Reading the Fire: Essays in the Traditional Indian Literatures of the Far West by Jarold Ramsey; & Smoothing the Ground: Essays on Native American Oral Literature by Brian Swann)

Scribbling Women (on Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America by Mary Kelley; & Insatiable Appetites: Twentieth-Century American Women’s Bestsellers by Madonne M. Miner)

Wisdom and Being in Contemporary American Poetry (on Laps by Michael Blumenthal; A Happy Childhood by William Matthews; Black Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns; Jacklight by Louise Erdrich; Days We Would Rather Know by Michael Blumenthal; & Rules of Sleep by Howard Moss)

New Year

Naomi Shihab Nye’s most recent books are Famous (Wings Press, 2015), illustrated by Lisa Desimini, and The Turtle of Oman (Greenwillow, 2014). Nye has held Lannan, Guggenheim, and Witter Bynner fellowships, and she has won a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, the Robert Creeley Prize, “The Betty Prize” from Poets House for service to poetry, and two Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards.

Tides

Wearing Ear Protectors

Selections from Down in My Heart and Two New Poems