Books James Longenbach Books by James Longenbach James Longenbach has written books about: Poetry Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about James Longenbach Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 Making Art From Art: 5 Nonfiction Reads For Summer June 25, 2013 No fiction? No problem! Annalisa Quinn shares five summer reads that look at art in a few stranger-than-fiction ways. Classic mythology and Spider-Man? An antlered hat with feathers? Have your Dutch minimalist-inspired cake and eat it too! National Poetry Month 2007 'Second Draft' April 18, 2007 James Longenbach's "Second Draft" is from his third book of poems, Draft of a Letter. Of the collection, The Los Angeles Times Book Review said, "A sensibility this cogent, this subtle and austere is rare; even rarer is its proof that poetry still flows through all things and transforms all things in the process."