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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

In this Feb. 16, 2003 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell, center, speaks out during a poetry reading at the First Congrational Church in Manchester, Vt. Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, died of leukemia,Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at his home in Sheffield, Vt. He was 87. (AP Photo/Alden Pellett, File)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.

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Sarah Ruhl on her new play and book of essays

This image released by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation shows Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl. Ruhl's latest play, "The Oldest Boy," opens next month at Lincoln Center and marks the first time she's used puppets in her work. (AP Photo/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

NEW YORK (AP) — Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl’s latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the baby sitter.

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TV rollout planned for Bush book about his father

This photo provided by Crown shows the cover of "41: A Portrait of My Father," a book about former President George H.W. Bush by his son, former President George W. Bush. Former President George W. Bush will be back in the public eye as he promotes “41,” his upcoming book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Bush’s interview with CBS newsman Bob Schieffer will air in two parts on Sunday, Nov. 9: the first on “Sunday Morning,” the second on “Face the Nation.” An interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie airs on the “Today” show on Nov. 10.  (AP Photo/Crown)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will be back in the public eye as he promotes “41,” his upcoming book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

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Review: ‘The Killer Next Door’ is gripping mystery

This photo provided by Penguin Books shows the cover of the book, "The Killer Next Door," by author Alex Marwood. In Marwood’s second stand-alone novel, desperation brings six people to a decaying Victorian apartment house where the tenants’ desolation pales in comparison to one neighbor’s despicable acts. (AP Photo/Penguin Books)

“The Killer Next Door” (Penguin Books), by Alex Marwood

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Review: ‘Sometimes the Wolf’ is engrossing story

This book cover image released by William Morrow shows "Sometimes the Wolf," by Urban Waite. A father-and-son relationship, perhaps broken beyond repair, fuels Waite’s engrossing third novel that skillfully exposes the complicated emotions that can stymie a once close family while also working as a superb action-adventure tale. (AP Photo/William Morrow)

“Sometimes the Wolf” (William Morrow), by Urban Waite

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