Books Reviewed

Amid the Crowd of Stars by Stephen Leigh

The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

Now We’re Getting Somewhere by Kim Addonizio

On the Way Out, Turn Off the Light by Marge Piercy

American Melancholy: Poems by Joyce Carol Oates

Beethoven Variations: Poems on a Life by Ruth Padel

Unsettled Subjects: New Poems on Classic American Literature by Allen Stein

A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke by William Barillas, ed.

Along Heroic Lines by Christopher Ricks

Lectures on Dostoevsky by Joseph Frank

The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories by Caroline Kim

Prayer for the Living by Ben Okri

Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga

I’m Staying Here by Marco Balzano

Salt Water by Josep Pla

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Hunter’s Moon by Rie Anders

Shades & Graces by Michael Salcman

The Marble Bed by Grace Schulman

Randomly Moving Particles by Andrew Motion

Now It’s Dark by Peter Gizzi

Philip Roth: The Biography by Blake Bailey

Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee

Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia by Kiki Petrosino

The Selected Letters of John Berryman, ed. by Philip Coleman and Calista McRae by John Berryman

On Seamus Heaney by R. F. Foster

Inheritors by Asako Serizawa

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark

The Last Great Road Bum by Héctor Tobar

For the Ride by Alice Notley

Balzac’s Lives by Peter Brooks

The Caiplie Caves by Karen Solie

Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange by Tess Taylor

The Life of William Faulkner: This Alarming Paradox, 1935–1962 by Carl Rollyson

The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934 by Carl Rollyson

Summer by Ali Smith

The Mystery of Charles Dickens by A. N. Wilson

The Inside Story by Martin Amis

Beethoven: A Life by Jan Caeyers

A Nail the Evening Hangs On by Monica Sok

Nobody: A Hymn to the Sea by Alice Oswald

The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry By Women by Dick Davis, translator

The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems by Gerry Cambridge

Sometimes I Dream That I Am Not Walt Whitman by Joseph Harrison

And Not to Break by Janet Sylvester

To Begin the World Over Again: How the American Revolution Devastated the Globe by Matthew Lockwood

An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky

Exposition by Nathalie Léger