If wings, if weather, if the cloudy dead
If potent as scripture
If lit like a match
If & if & the wall of forest
& the blue of sky
& if you come home
& if then, what we say
As if there was no if
If, a black candle we carry to bed
Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability
This book (of poems and essays by accomplished poets living with disabilities)...is "going to be one of the defining collections of the 21st century." - Ron Silliman
Stephen Kuusisto: Do Not Interrupt: A Playful Take on the Art of Conversation (AARP)
NEW! In this erudite and playful primer on the art of conversation Stephen Kuusisto vigorously tackles the slippery subject of how to converse meaningfully with others. Kuusisto employs a wide range of personal anecdotes, classical texts, and an engaging style to illustrate his points. In seven short, provocative and imaginatively wrought chapters, he spins a compelling argument for the joys of “being connected,” and skillfully shows how to achieve this bond in everyday exchanges.
Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
featured on the cover of this week's Publishers Weekly, under a cover line saying "The Making of a Bestseller 2010."
William O'Daly: Still Another Day
nominated for a Quill Award in Poetry
Lee Martin: The Bright Forever
Congratulations to Lee Martin, a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for "The Bright Forever".