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The Week We Sought Closure November 2, 2012: As we fly bravely into the future, we’re checking a lot of baggage. This week, we buried the dead, recollected in tranquility, and mulled over the minutia of the past so hard that we mulled right [...] by

Contemporary best-sellers this week November 2, 2012: Mary Oliver is still at the top of this week’s contemporary best-seller list with A Thousand Mornings. Entering the list in the #2 slot is Shana Youngdahl with History, Advice, and Other [...] by

The Week We Got Scared October 26, 2012: Last week, we were starting to get our act together. As we perused this week’s frightening headlines, that all went down the toilet, along with several years of therapy. Hold tight to your chair [...] by

Contemporary best-sellers this week October 26, 2012: Mary Oliver holds on to the top spot on this week’s contemporary best-seller list with her latest, A Thousand Mornings. The #3 spot also belongs to Oliver with her long-standing best seller, Swan. [...] by

Happy Halloween from POETRYCRUSH October 25, 2012: With Halloween right around the corner, the folks at POETRCRUSH are getting down right creepy. No really, I mean, really really creepy! Check out their marvelous list: 12 Dead Poets (I Would [...] by

Contemporary best-sellers this week October 19, 2012: What does it take to unseat Natasha Trethewey from the top position on the contemporary best-seller list? Answer: A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver’s latest, which has skyrocketed to #1 this week. [...] by

The Week We Felt For Poets October 12, 2012: When poets have feelings, it’s pretty much a dog-bites-man story. But sometimes we get so caught up in the petty, gossipy details of the poetry sphere that we ignore the courage, the frailty, and [...] by

Contemporary best-sellers this week October 12, 2012: Natasha Trethewey cannot be shaken from the #1 place on this week’s contemporary best-sellers list, even when her fellow top-five neighbors are swept from the stables, Herculean-style. Replacing [...] by

The Week We Made Discoveries October 5, 2012: This week, as part of our ongoing quest to stay youthful, your intrepid poetry reporters endeavored to think like scientists, move beyond our comfort zones, and get to the bottom of things. We [...] by

Contemporary best-sellers this week October 5, 2012: Trethewey, Collins, and Smith are still rocking the top three spots on this week’s contemporary best-sellers list. Last week Mark Strand’s Almost Invisible disappeared from the list, only to [...] by