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Poetry Book Club

Come join our poetry book club! We meet once a month at Literati Coffee to sit, read poems aloud, and share our various reflections. Next to fostering a greater appreciation for poetry, our other primary goal is to ensure that the book club space is safe, inclusive, and exciting! Purchase this month’s poetry book club selection and receive 15 % off!

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April 20

For April's inaugural meeting, we'll discuss Ada Limón's Bright Dead Things: “In the wonderful and wondering poems of her fourth collection, Ada Limón picks things up, puts them down, daydreams, sings, and casually, unpretentiously finds everything strange, all the while uttering truths that have a light, mysterious accuracy. This poetry is confident enough to let the world (Brooklyn, Kentucky, Montana, and elsewhere) and its words take center stage, again and again. And yet, Limón does far more than merely reflect the world: she continually transforms it, thereby revealing herself as an everyday symbolist and high level duende enabler. At the end of one poem she writes, “What the heart wants? The heart wants/ her horses back,” and suddenly even this most urban reader feels wild and free.” — Matthew Zapruder

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Bright Dead Things: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015