Amity and Prosperity

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. $27, 336 pages. IN 2007, while crossing a Nigerian river atop a steel drum because a nearby bridge had collapsed, Eliza Griswold recalled the Interstate 35W Continue reading

Atlas of Poetic Botany

The MIT Press, 2018. $24.95, 128 pages. ATLAS OF POETIC BOTANY is a hand-drawn collection of plants from equatorial rainforests that have sometimes strange but often beautiful and surprising characteristics, like Continue reading

The Book of Delights

Algonquin Books, 2019. $23.95, 288 pages. C. D. WRIGHT once wrote it was her “confirmed bias that poets remain the most ‘stunned by existence,’ the most determined to redeem the world Continue reading

Manual for Survival

W. W. Norton & Co., 2019. $27.95, 432 pages. Say you finish reading Kate Brown’s Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future late at night. You fall asleep and Continue reading

The Seabird’s Cry

Henry Holy & Co., 2018. $32, 416 pages. FULMAR, puffin, kittiwake, gull, guillemot, cormorant and shag, shearwater, gannet, great auk “and its cousin razorbill,” albatross. The Seabird’s Cry accompanies a dozen Continue reading