Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadris is assured and expert. In an array of poetic forms from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts perplexing divisions of contemporary life-a wayward history, an indeterminate future and a present condition of wanting to out-think time. This is an extraordinary book, witty and vivacious, by one of the most important poets of our time. Endorsements An extraordinarily naked modern consciousness, an intensely experienced dislocation, a beautiful intelligence - Seshadris poetry is exhilarating. - Jonathan Franzen Confront[s] contemporary dilemmas with caustic humor. - The New Yorker Deft yet direct, often funny and yet alert to existential quandaries, this third outing could be the most versatile, as well as one of the most successful, volumes this year. - Publishers Weekly, starred review (Seshadri) is so talented, so able and writes with such panache.- Booklist Anyone concerned about the state of American poetry should put aside his or her thesis notes and pick up a copy of 3 Sections Mr. Seshadri is talented and assured enough to.