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The Margins Will Not Hold

Gene Seymour Bookforum
This new publication brings the work of this astonishing novelist, a satirist and humorist of biting insight, to new audiences.

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‘The Water Dancer’: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ American Odyssey

David Fear Rolling Stone
This first novel by famed essayist Coates explores the world of slavery and abolition. The author "re-creates the world of the pre-Civil War South," says reviewer Fear, "with a journalist’s eye and ear for detail."

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How To Think Freely

Jennifer Wilson The New Republic
In their encounters with Western art, Soviet audiences found ways to reimagine themselves.

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'On Earth' Is Gorgeous All The Way Through

Heller McAlpin NPR
This new novel by Vietnamese-American poet and writer Ocean Vuong, is an immigrant's story that, writes reviewer McAlpin, is also about "beauty, survival, and freedom, which sometimes isn't freedom at all."

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Little Boy

Richard Crepeau New York Journal of Books
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a leading figure of the mid-twentieth century culture of revolt, has just turned 100 years old. Reviewer Crepeau here discusses the poet and writer's newest novel.

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Willing to Be Reckless

Ange Mlinko Poetry Magazine
This new edition of the poetry of early 20th Century modernist poet Marianne Moore will be welcomed by all who love her formally innovative, humorous, and deeply humanist verse.

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Michael S. Harper (1938-2016), Acclaimed African American Poet

Poetry Foundation
Michael S. Harper, who died on Saturday in Rhinebeck, N.Y. at the age of 78, was a major American and African American poet. He was a writer of complex poems that combined history and memory with a deep network of African American cultural, folkloric, and musical allusions and symbols. This brief biography of Harper is from the Poetry Foundation's website. A generous selection of Harper's work can be found on the Foundation's website.
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