Critical Notes

Roundup: Investigating Amazon, New Poetry, Louis Begley, and More

By Mark Athitakis

What impact has Amazon had on the publishing industry, from taxes to indies to employees? The Seattle Times takes a look in a four-part series.

Denise Low launches a new poetry column in the Kansas City Star with reviews of new books by Albert Goldbarth, Jordan Stempleman, Heid E. Erdrich, and Kevin Young.

Carmela Ciuraru reviews poetry collections by W.G. Sebald, Jorie Graham, D.A. Powell, and Jack Gilbert for Newsday.

Steven G. Kellman reviews Louis Begley’s novel Schmidt Steps Back for the Barnes & Noble Review.

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Peter Beinart’s The Crisis of Zionism for in the Christian Science Monitor.

Mary Ann Gwinn interviews Washington state poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken in the Seattle Times.

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