BOOKS 04/27/2013 10:23 am ET PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of April 29, 2013 Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly Originally published by Publishers Weekly This week, Frank Bidart's latest, Eve Ensler gets personal, and the biological roots of crime. Plus: a memoir by Edna O'Brien. The Best New Books for the Week of April 29, 2013 The Best New Books for the Week of April 29, 2013 The Best New Books for the Week of April 29, 2013 1 of 9 Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) “At seventy-two, the future is what I mourn,” Bidart announces in this starkly inspiring eighth collection. The poet’s spiky free reverse remains direct, sometimes even frightening, and clearer than ever before about mortality—his own death, and the deaths of his friends and his parents; and yet, perhaps in the spirit of anticipatory mourning, familiar interests—in old and new movies, terse metaphysical argument, and sex, especially sex between men— are all present. Read the review Share this slide: Read more at Publishers Weekly RELATED ON HUFFPOST: Suggest a correction Andrew Losowsky Senior Books Editor, The Huffington Post MORE: Yoon Ha Lee Lily Tuck Country Girl In The Body Of The World Eve Ensler Subscribe to the Culture Shift email. Get your weekly dose of books, film and culture.