"Buy Local" message was heard this past holiday season.
Two of our countries most established poets -- Robert Hass and Robert Pinsky -- put out very good books last year (Time and Materials is great). Guernica Magazine recently did interviews with both. Read them here (Hass) and here (Pinsky).
The Guardian profiles Tom Wolfe. (I found this on Blog of a Bookslut, which is always good.)
How about another poem:
We resolve in 2008
To exercise more and lose weight
And try not to get sick
And read Moby Dick
As soon as we finish Man's Fate.