A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

Book Review

The Icon Hunter: A Refugee’s Quest to Reclaim Her Nation’s Stolen Heritage

By Tasoula Hadjitofi

A fascinating account of a Greek Cypriot woman's journey to return pillaged, priceless objects.

Book Review

The Idiot: A Novel

By Elif Batuman

This coming-of-age story for the post-Internet era offers insights into the changing nature of modern intimacy — or lack thereof.

Book Review

The Ridge: A Novel

By John Rector

A Chicago transplant unearths disturbing secrets about her new suburban community.

Author Q&A

In her newest work, This Is Not Over, the novelist tackles private rage played out publicly on social media.

Book Review

In this collection of speeches, the famed historian reflects on what his countrymen are made of.

Book Review

The Shadows We Know by Heart

By Jennifer Park

A grieving teen finds solace with a sasquatch family in this Tarzan-and-Jane redux.

Beyond The Book

A leading literary magazine offers delight, nourishment, and provocation.

Book Review

A former Obama staffer dishes on what it was like being the youngest female higher-up in the Oval Office.

Poetry Review

April is National Poetry Month and reason enough to raise a flag to the Word Works, which has been going strong for 42 years.