Poetry Review

A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

Book Review

South and West: From a Notebook

By Joan Didion

Occasional flashes of brilliance can't save this flimsy collection unworthy of its author.


A peek at what's coming up in the Independent this week.


    A recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

    Book Review

    A deeply engaging exploration of time as a social convention and biological mystery.

    Beyond The Book

    What do book lovers have queued up on their nightstands and ready to read before lights-out? We asked one of them, and here’s what she said.

    Book Review

    The Devil and Webster: A Novel

    By Jean Hanff Korelitz

    A naive college president struggles to contain a protest by media-savvy students.

    Author Q&A

    The novelist brings back witty sleuth Samantha Clair a third time in her newest work, A Cast of Vultures.

    Book Review

    An erudite retelling of the brutal long-ago clashes.

    Washington, DC

    Meet one of the renowned participants in Books Alive! 2017

    Book Review

    Dark family secrets take center stage in this spooky, atmospheric debut.