This month we read the collection, Really Short Poems of A.R. Ammons, a North Carolina poet. A.R. Ammons [masked]) was born near Whiteville, North Carolina, and his experiences growing up on a cotton and tobacco farm during the Great Depression inspired a great deal of the poet's work. Ammons wrote his first poems while serving aboard a Navy destroyer during World War II. He won the Bollingen, the National Book Award (twice), the Frost Medal, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and one of the first MacArthur Fellowships.
The book is available at the public libraries in Chapel Hill and Durham as well as the UNC Davis Library. After June, the book club goes on summer hiatus. Check out the full list of 2013 Book Club Selections on the message board.