Category Archives: Poetry and Poets

The Shortlist: Three Literary Critics Who Engage With Their Subjects, Unconventionally

Criticism in verse? Finishing Beckett’s unfinished manuscript? A memoiristic meditation on Kathy Acker? These authors embrace hybrid forms to analyze the literature they love.

Q&A: Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature

One’s the U.S. poet laureate. The other is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Can they bring literature to the masses?

Read The Times’s Reviews of Every Book That Won a 2018 Pulitzer

Besides the journalism prizes, the committee awarded five Pulitzers to books this week. Here are our reviews.