Books The Virtues of Poetry by James Longenbach Paperback, 169 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Virtues of PoetryAuthorJames Longenbach Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Twelve interconnected essays from the poet and critic describe the excellence found in poems by Shakespeare, Donne, Blake, Keats, Dickinson, Yeats, and others and discuss the fluid nature of art. Genres: Nonfiction Also by James Longenbach Draft of a Letter Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Virtues of Poetry 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!