Poetry Review

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

Book Review

The Summer She Was Under Water

By Jen Michalski

This arresting portrait of a dysfunctional family is stark but witty and beautifully observed.

Book Review

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

By Daniel J. Levitin

An entertaining, user-friendly primer on evaluating data wisely.

Book Review

The past and present mingle in this charming story about the healing power of food.

Beyond The Book

Wait. Who just snagged literature’s highest honor?

Author Q&A

The writer and longtime activist hasn’t given up on the power of the electorate just yet.

Book Review

Raif Badawi, The Voice of Freedom: My Husband, Our Story

By Ensaf Haidar with Andrea C. Hoffmann

A harrowing account of the price of freedom in Saudi Arabia.

Book Review

Why aren’t more literary novelists writing about the environment?

Book Review

A young lawyer searches for the truth behind an Afghan woman’s murder conviction.

Book Review

This earnest narrative about a mother’s greatest loss blends memoir and investigative journalism.


City of Writes

By AA Bastian

Why Washington, DC, is the ideal literary locale.