My favorite latest reads are the Dalkey Archive by Flann O'Brien, an Irish writer who I honestly hadn't heard much about until I got to Dublin, where he was apparently a local here, perhaps more so even than Joyce.
Another great read is Kevin Phillips' masterful American Theocracy.
Cosmoetica is a compendium of essays. Some good book reviews including this one on Dhalgren.
Do you like literary feuds, salacious gossip about plagiarism, and seeing those bogus poetry contests attacked? Then you might like FOETRY.