Books

A Poetry Tete-a-Tete “Baseball is portrayed in these radiant new poems by Jill Bialosky as a ‘fierce and feral’ rite of passage in which we’re all held hostage to the always surprising vicissitudes of time and change....
“Art in America 1945-1970” Edited by Jed Perl The Library of America, $40
Let’s face it, the publishing game is a tough nut to crack — now more than ever, economically speaking. Thus the explosion in self-publishing and the potential interest in a panel charged with examining “What’s New in Self-...

“Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses” Edited by Bill Henderson Pushcart Press, $19.95

“The Emotional Lives of Animals & Children” William Crain Turning Stone, $15.95
The Quotation Game Spurred by a not very Long Island-like deep cold and unusual masses of snow — in short, a long winter indoors — your friendly neighborhood bookseller has started a diverting game, a “literary treasure hunt...

“Hope: Entertainer of the Century” Richard Zoglin Simon and Schuster, $30
Deadline for Scribes Hot, crowded July may seem far off, what with a winter for the ages upon us, but March 1 is not. That’s the scholarship deadline for this year’s Southampton Writers Conference, sponsored by the M.F.A. program in...

“The Book of Love” Roger Rosenblatt Ecco Press, $22.99 Attention, lovers, hop out of bed!           Valentine’s Day is upon you. Time to dig up a gift for your beloved, who will surely not be your beloved if...