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Love for Sale in the Form of Poetry Books March 17, 2014: Over at New York Review of Books, Dan Chiasson gives his take on three new titles: American Songbook, by Michael Ruby (Ugly Duckling Presse); Go Giants, by Nick Laird (Norton); and Nothing by Design, by Mary Jo Salter (Knopf). "American poets tend to want the benefits of song—its emotionality, its melodiousness—without its costs: its [...] by

Your epithalamium is showing November 20, 2010: Adam O'Riordan takes Guardian readers on a tour through epithalamia (no x-rays or invasive surgery required.) Though it sounds more like an obscure piece of anatomy you never knew existed until you embarrassingly managed to strain it while mowing the lawn, the epithalamium is "a handsome but disconcertingly formal word meaning simply a poem for a [...] by