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Living Poetry Society Book Club - Books for 2012

From: Pamela
Sent on: Monday, January 16, 2012 8:59 AM

Thank you all for your suggestions.  Here is the list of books we will be reading from February through October.  I'm leaving November and December open in case we hear about other books we must read later in the year.

February: Ai, Vice: New and Selected Poems (1999) - Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry; available from Durham County libraries

March: Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions (2001)

April: Tomas Tranströmer, Half-Finished Heaven (2001) - from the 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature; available from Durham and Wake County libraries.

May: Rumi, Essential Rumi (2004) - available from Wake County libraries, other collected poems available from Durham County libraries

June: Emily Dickinson, Poems by Emily Dickinson: Three Series, Complete - free Kindle ebook, other collected poems available from Durham and Wake County libraries

July & August: Summer break!

September: Rita Dove (Editor), "Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry" (2011) -  One of Amazon's Best Books of 2011; available from Durham County libraries

October: Nikki Finney, “Head Off and Split” (2011) - Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry; available from Durham County libraries


If anyone is interested in doing a group purchase of the March and April selections, please let me know by Sunday, January 29, 2012.  I will place an order with Quail Ridge Books and deliver the books at the February meeting.

Happy reading!

PT (Pam)



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