Melanie Rehak is the author of Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her. She is at work on a book about the pleasures and politics of feeding a family in the twenty-first century, to be published in 2009, and a book of poems called Autobiography: New York.
The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?
Hart Crane, one of America's greatest poets, relished the extremes that eventually destroyed him.
Kenneth Koch was one of the merrier in the bunch known as the New York
School of poets. But he was more than just a poet of humor. He
sought the essential nature of human existence, and displayed his
infectious awe of the universe in enchanting verse.
In the fall of 1958, the second book by a young British poet named Philip Larkin made it across the ocean and into the consciousness of American poetry.