We would like to draw attention to a new collection of poems by David Yezzi titled Birds of the Air (Carnegie Mellon Press), published in April of this year. Harold Bloom gives his endorsement to the collection, saying, "Severe grace and elegiac intensity inform the deft lyrics throughout. . . . Somber and replete with an elegant pathos." The collection was mentioned by Publisher's Weekly, the New York Times, and Poetry magazine. Below is a video of Yezzi—who recently joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University—reading from his previous collection, Azores.