NONFICTION: SkywritingBy Jackson Taylor
Its a good thing Brazil lies far from New England, for without such continental separation it might have been impossible for the friendship of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell to have survived.
Poetry: The Problems of Pink and GreenBy Jackson Taylor
Frederick Seidel is a master builder. Using metaphor and concrete imagery he erects majestic properties of opulent proportion. But what he builds he also destroys, making him a closed system: an architect who contracts with both the muse and the devil.
Non-Fiction: Ted-time LettersBy Jackson Taylor
Christopher Reid, who edited Ted Hughes, has done a painstaking and meticulous job of assembling and annotating the poets selected letters. He thanks Hughess wife Carol for watching benignly and patiently over the entire operation, and it could have been no small patience to choose these three hundred dense letters from several thousand that are archived.
Prose RoundupBy Ben Mirov, Mayra David, Jackson Taylor, and Tatiaana Laine
Full of innovative stylistic flourishes and classic noir motifs, Abraham Rodriguezs new crime novel South by South Bronx is infused with the right balance of new and old.