The Convert

A Tale of Exile and Extremism
Deborah Baker



A spellbinding story of renunciation, conversion, and radicalism from Pulitzer Prize-finalist biographer Deborah Baker

Crying at the Movies

A Film Memoir
Madelon Sprengnether



“Sprengnether has created a vivid, passionate description of the therapeutic value of cinema.”—Library Journal


101 Good Poems Gone Wrong
W. D. Snodgrass



"Terrific for teaching purposes . . . Not just for readers of poetry wishing to write it, but for students who don't know very much about reading poetry at all."—Debra Shostak, The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)

The Delicacy and Strength of Lace

Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright
Edited by Anne Wright; New Afterword by Joy Harjo



The timeless exchange of advice and friendship between two of our greatest literary talents

Dictionary Days

Ilan Stavans



The whole of The Catcher in the Rye is in the Oxford English Dictionary, waiting to be unscrambled, and so are all the novels of our past, present, and immediate future

Disappearing Ink

Poetry at the End of Print Culture
Dana Gioia



Celebrated poet and author of Can Poetry Matter?, Dana Gioia, offers another bold and insightful collection of essays on art and culture

Don't Let Me Be Lonely

An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine



In this powerful sequence of TV images and essay, Claudia Rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our volatile new century

Early Morning

Remembering My Father, William Stafford
Kim Stafford



"As a book written by a son warily loving an enigmatic, elusive father, this is a masterpiece."—Robert Bly

The Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison


From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize


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