This week we welcome Katha Pollitt as our guest blogger. Pollitt's new book of poems, "The Mind-Body Problem," is just out from Random House. She is a columnist at The Nation and lives in New York City. Her collection of personal essays, "Learning to Drive," is out in paperback. Listen to Katha Pollitt's interview with Matthea Harvey here. Read her interview with Adam Gopnick for Granta here. And follow her blog here.