Books

“Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws” Ellen NicKenzie Lawson Excelsior Editions, $19.95

“Seedtime” Scott Chaskey Rodale, $23.99
    The Old Schoolhouse in Greenport last held a kindergarten class in 1932. And now for something completely different: On March 15 Robin Becker will read there from “Tiger Heron,” her new collection of poems from the...

“A Shed for Wood” Daniel Thomas Moran Salmon Poetry, $21.95     “A Shed for Wood” begins with a quote from Henry David Thoreau: “The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon,...

“The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII” Edited by Bill Henderson Norton, $19.95
“The Heart Of Everything That Is” Bob Drury and Tom Clavin Simon and Schuster, $30
    Styron fans, prepare for an insider’s view: Alexandra Styron will be the first to the lectern for the spring’s Writers Speak series at Stony Brook Southampton on Wednesday with “Reading My Father,” her...
    There is a poem in Philip Schultz’s book “Failure,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2008, called “The Reasonable Houses of Osborne Lane.” Shifting from “cottages slowly blooming into...
Chaskey on “Seedtime”