On My Shelf
Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, a “reading” by Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine.
Selected poems and short prose of the incandescent Russian poet freshly rendered by two deeply sympathetic contemporary poets.
The Infinitesimals by Laura Kasischke
The poet’s singular gift for metaphor startles expectations. Few contemporary poets are capable of fusing experience with the landscape of memory, exalting both into the realm of ancient truths.
Hold Still by Sally Mann
The photographer focuses her fine eye on her family history, geography, and stories in language as rich and compelling as her photographs are lush and tender.
Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, a behind-the-scenes biography of Tennessee Williams by critic John Lahr.
This vivid portrait of one of America’s most searing playwrights investigates the relationship between memory, guilt, and the artistic sensibility. Rich with theater history, storied characters, and Williams’ correspondence.
Can’t Wait to Read:
Shirt in Heaven poetry by Jean Valentine
Where Have You Been? Essays by Michael Hoffman
Van Gogh, a Power Seething, by painter and art critic Julian Bell
The Heart Goes Last, a new novel by author, poet, critic and essayist Margaret Atwood