Books Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys Poems by D. A. Powell Hardcover, 80 pages, Graywolf Press, List Price: $22 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleUseless Landscape, or a Guide for BoysSubtitlePoemsAuthorD. A. Powell Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Poetry Also by D. A. Powell Cocktails Repast Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys Review Best Books Of 2012 Well-Versed: Five Poets With Punch January 3, 2013 Poet Kevin Young picks out his favorite poetry books from 2012, including works from the U.S. poet laureate to up-and-coming writers. Review Book Reviews Hell's Music: A 'Guide For Boys' With Adult Themes February 16, 2012 D.A. Powell's poems in Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys subvert Boy Scout imagery with cheekiness, and take on desire, salvation and HIV with courage. This is a book that looks death in the eye — and winks. Poetry Not Your Parents' Poems: A 2012 Poetry Preview January 13, 2012 The most anticipated collections of the year revisit the past and take us to the frontiers of language, borrowing from Twitter memes and overheard conversation, from the classics and bad movies.