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Poetry at Literati: Keith Taylor

Literati is pleased to welcome back poet Keith Taylor who will be sharing his new collection Ecstatic Destinations.

About Ecstatic Destinations:
In Ecstatic Destinations, Keith Taylor takes us on a walk through his neighborhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His joyous and often wry observations of chance encounters, his neighbors, parks, the history of his own backyard, plus the ever present traffic, spark us to reimagine both the layers of our own most intimate, if everyday environments and our place in them.

On the surface, the book can be said to start and end on a park bench. Keith walks all year and we can feel the passing of the seasons. We get his easy familiarity with his regular stops along the way, the neighbors he meets, everyone's yards, their trees, and the sounds that surround it all. Night has set by the end; we have arrived.

Artist Mary Shea complements Keith's journey of reflection and ecstasy with her cover paintings and interior drawings and prints.

Keith Taylor has published many books over the years: collections of poetry, a collection of very short stories, co-edited volumes of essays and fiction, and a volume of poetry translated from Modern Greek.

Event date: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104