Books Frank Bidart Books by Frank Bidart Frank Bidart has written books about: Poetry Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Frank Bidart The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Poetry To Pay Attention To: A Preview Of 2017's Best Verse February 8, 2017 2017 is turning out to be a year of big change. Critic Craig Teicher highlights some of the poetry that can help guide readers through it. Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Book News & Features Get To Know The Works Shortlisted For The National Book Awards November 20, 2013 On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night. Rachel Kushner Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/235507175/246345009" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Poetry Guns, God And A Reggae Beat: A 2013 Poetry Preview January 7, 2013 2012 was the year of the big collected volume when it came to poetry. It was intimidating, even for the most hardened poetry fans. But critic Craig Morgan Teicher says 2013 will be full of slim collections that are still smart, important and powerful.