Books Mary Szybist Books by Mary Szybist Mary Szybist has written books about: Poetry Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Mary Szybist Review 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"> Review 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.