Essays

Reading Life

Books for the Ages
Sven Birkerts

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2007

A new, compelling collection of essays by Sven Birkerts, "one of America's most distinguished, eloquent servants of the poetry and fiction that matter."—Susan Sontag
 

Simply Lasting

Writers on Jane Kenyon
Edited by Joyce Peseroff

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2005

An invaluable companion to Jane Kenyon’s poetry, Simply Lasting collects essays, memoir, and criticism about this indispensable poet

Sometimes I Think About It

Essays
Stephen Elliott

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2017

An essay collection by a writer who “may be writing under . . . the influence of genius” (Vanity Fair)

A Song of Love and Death

The Meaning of Opera
Peter Conrad

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1996

Thrill Me

Essays on Fiction
Benjamin Percy

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2016

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read—in any genre—from the best-selling author of The Dead Lands

Tolstoy's Dictaphone

Technology and the Muse
Edited by Sven Birkerts

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1996

"Ultimately, these poets, novelists, editors, artists, and teachers raise fundamental questions regarding values, and challenge us to discard the toxic in electronic fare and embrace the life-enhancing."—Publishers Weekly

Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays

Tony Hoagland

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2014
A fearless, wide-ranging book on the state of poetry and American literary culture by Tony Hoagland, author of What Narcissism Means to Me

Vanishing Point

Not a Memoir
Ander Monson

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2010

An adventurous exploration of the "I" in American culture, by the author of Neck Deep and Other Predicaments

The Winter Sun

Notes on a Vocation
Fanny Howe

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2009

A beautiful and long-awaited memoir by one of America's most celebrated and unclassifiable poets

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