Books

Life and Death in Amagansett

    The beach stretches away into the heat haze, waves reflect bluefish in their green depths, an osprey hovers in a thermal, piping plovers increase and multiply, the breeze warbles softly — only one thing is lacking to make...

Celebrating B.H. Friedman     The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs will be the site of a memorial gathering on Sunday for the writer B.H. Friedman, who was perhaps most famous for his 1972 biography, “Jackson...

    A lot of us feel we are pretty competent at travel, particularly in places we cherish. But even a diligent prep for our journeys can leave us later patching together fragments collected in the random order ruled by chance, whim...
    The words “authors after hours” might call to mind certain tendencies in the letting down of the hair — drunkenness, vicious verbal fisticuffs, sexual deviance. Or they can refer to a series of readings at the...

Poems in the Salty Air     Long-lived and as widely published as he is prolific, the poet Simon Perchik will read from his work on Sunday at 5 p.m. in Amagansett. The occasion is the free Poetry Marathon, organized as ever by...

    Before you sail into Chris Knopf’s “Black Swan,” it helps to know that this is his fifth book imagining the misadventures of the multitalented Sam Acquillo. Acquillo, his nautical dog, Eddie, and rock-steady...