Sometimes described as England's greatest cult book, The Peregrine is a beautiful, lyrical expression of one man's fascination with this hunting bird that he came to know intimately on a daily basis for over a decade.
BY SCOTT D. VANDER PLOEG When a popular TV show killed off its loved professor, a real-life teacher paused to consider the implications of what it means to share in the student-teacher bond.
Billy Collins runs with the folkloric notion that the dead are watching us and pushes the image all the way to a reverie of the departed 'rowing themselves slowly through eternity' in glass-bottomed boats.
Alain de Botton takes a sledgehammer to the notions of romanticism that spawn unrealistic expectations in relationships which eventually lead to disillusionment and painful parting.
BY NOAH LASHLY A potential relationship with a cute barista hinges on whether or not I can find a candle at Target that can accurately confirm my identity.
The first spark of Pete Mackey's poem Mourning appeared one evening as he was cleaning his fireplace—a nightly ritual in Massachusetts winters.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh on how we can become intimate and compassionate with our own anger and even transform it into love.
BY CHRIS KING When romantic love falls apart, literary love keeps a bibliophile going. Lovers come and go but Murakami is always there, waiting on the shelf.
Relationships that defy boundaries: Erika Michael's 'Entanglement' is an ode to her late husband and a poem about love after death.
Rilke stresses the importance of work in relationship and cautions against the youthful fancy that romance is the domain of play and pleasure.