Books in Brief | Friday Pick

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Eileen Cleary’s 2 a.m. with Keats | Friday Pick

These captivating poems dedicated to Keats and Lucie Brock-Boido pay equal attention to the visible and the invisible worlds—and seem hauntingly comfortable in both.

The Selected Letters of John Berryman | Friday Pick

These letters make Berryman less mysterious, more human. Less a sozzled immortal and more a person struggling like all of us.

Wild Persistence by Katrina Naomi | Review

At the heart of this otherwise light-hearted collection are a set of relationships with archetypal men – the lover, the father, the rapist – which are explored with great care and seriousness.

Mark Terrill’s Great Balls of Doubt | Review

Mark Terrill's charming, masterful, workaday, transcendental lyric poetry is more compelling than ever.

Magnetized by Carlos Busqued | Review

How horrible does someone’s relationship with their mother, their childhood, have to be that its description is so much more harrowing than the account of that same person’s serial murders?

A. E. Stallings on Ernest Hilbert’s Last One Out | Review

Ernest Hilbert's latest collection, Last One Out, addresses not only our individual mortality, but a kind of “last call” for the world as we know it.

Jan Balabán’s Maybe We’re Leaving | Review

For foreign readers, Balabán's work might represent an attractive mixture of the familiar and exotic.

Elizabeth Knapp’s Requiem with an Amulet in Its Beak | Review

An at-times crushing, always beautiful chronicle of sorrow and its afterlife, Requiem with an Amulet in Its Beak will haunt you long after you’ve turned its final page.

The Night Circus | Review

To represent this life requires something out of the ordinary and in this diverse collection Uršula Kovalyk has found the imagery, focus, language and daring to have created something legitimately new.

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