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Last April Frank Bidart, who is interviewed in the current issue by frequent contributor William Giraldi, read Robert Lowell's "For the Union Dead" as part of Mass Poetry's second annual Common Threads group reading and discussion program for National Poetry Month. Bidart's new book, Metaphysical Dog, will be published in May by FSG.
What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? That is the tantalizing premise of Kate Atkinson's latest novel, Life After Life, published this month by Reagan Arthur Books. The novel has already been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, better known by its previous name, the Orange Prize.
The author who yesterday won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel The Orphan Master's Son (Random House, 2012) appeared on the PBS NewsHour shortly after the publication of the book to discuss his fictional interpretation of North Korea and its late dictator, Kim Jong-il.
On April 11 the author of five books of poetry and two essay collections, including Power and Possibility: Essays, Interviews, Reviews (University of Michigan Press, 2007), read her poem "Haircut" at the opening presentation of the Hill Center Poetry Series, cosponsored by the Library of Congress and the Washington Post.
The first in a series of three readings and discussions celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship features 2006 winner Dan Chelotti alongside that year's judge, Pulitzer Prize-winner Yusef Komunyakaa, introduced by PSA executive director Alice Quinn at New York City's Strand Book Store.