Readings

[UPDATED] On Poetry & Translation: An Evening with Patrizio Ceccagnoli and Megan Kaminski

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Stanley Lombardo will be unable to join us this evening. Instead, Ceccagnoli will be reading a canto from Lombardo's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. The event will now also feature recordings of Antonella Anedda reciting her original work!

 

Historiae By Antonella Anedda, Susan Stewart (Translated by), Patrizio Ceccagnoli (Translated by) Cover Image
By Antonella Anedda, Susan Stewart (Translated by), Patrizio Ceccagnoli (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781681376967
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Published: NYRB Poets - April 25th, 2023

Poems between natural and human history, private life and death, and about the crises of our century, from an acclaimed Italian poet.


Theme of Farewell and After-Poems: A Bilingual Edition By Milo De Angelis, Susan Stewart (Editor), Patrizio Ceccagnoli (Editor), Susan Stewart (Translated by), Patrizio Ceccagnoli (Translated by) Cover Image
By Milo De Angelis, Susan Stewart (Editor), Patrizio Ceccagnoli (Editor), Susan Stewart (Translated by), Patrizio Ceccagnoli (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780226020808
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 15th, 2013

Milo De Angelis, born in 1951, is one of the most important living Italian poets. With this volume, Susan Stewart and Patrizio Ceccagnoli bring to English readers for the first time a facing-page edition of his most recent work: his book-length elegy, Theme of Farewell, and the subsequent poems of That Wandering in the Darkness of Courtyards.


August Poetry Night with Melissa Fite Johnson, Lynne Jensen Lampe & Courtney LeBlanc

About the Event

Swing by the store on August 14 at 7 p.m. to enjoy a night of transcendent poetry, or, as Coleridge called it, the best words in the best order! Poetry Night will feature authors Melissa Fite Johnson from LFK, Lynne Jensen Lampe, and Courtney LeBlanc from Colombia, MO.

Green By Melissa Fite Johnson Cover Image
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Published: Riot in Your Throat - May 1st, 2021

These poems tell the story of loss: loss of a father stolen by disease, loss of innocence. And while it could easily stop there this collection doesn't. Instead, it gathers strength and finds its voice and its fight. With wonder and awe and some well-placed anger, we see these poems emerge on the other side with a bit of hope and even happiness.



Talk Smack to a Hurricane By Lynne Jensen Lampe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781895637076
Published: Ice Floe Press - September 20th, 2022

What happens to anger when no one’s to blame? Does psychiatry allow a


Her Whole Bright Life By Courtney LeBlanc Cover Image
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Published: Write Bloody Publishing - April 4th, 2023

Her Whole Bright Life is a collection of poems that weave together the trauma and exhaustion of a life lived with disordered eating and the loss and grief of the death of the poet's father. Love and hunger intertwine and become inseparable as the poet grapples to find, and listen, to both.


Local Author Book Launch: Celebrating "The Year of Second Chances" by Lara Avery

Local Author Book Launch: Celebrating The Year of Second Chances by Lara Avery
With conversation partner Bryn Greenwood

 

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The Year of Second Chances: A Novel By Lara Avery Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow - August 22nd, 2023

A feel-good journey of possibility, second chances, and falling in love again…with life. Perfect for fans of P.S. I Love You!


[WAITING LIST ONLY] Katee Robert: Cruel Seduction Tour with Ana Huang and Sierra Simone

***Event was rescheduled to August 9, 2023***

Cruel Seduction (Dark Olympus) By Katee Robert Cover Image
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - August 8th, 2023

He was my enemy. My lover. My husband. And the one man I swore by all Olympus I would destroy.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Aphrodite and Hephaestus (and Pandora and Adonis).*


Radiant Sin (Dark Olympus) By Katee Robert Cover Image
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - February 7th, 2023

There's nowhere more dangerous than Olympus...and no one more captivating than its golden god: Apollo. Keeper of secrets, master of his shining realm...and the only man I am powerless to deny.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Apollo and Cassandra.*


King of Pride By Ana Huang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781957464121
Published: Boba Press - April 25th, 2023

She's his opposite in every way...and the greatest temptation he's ever known.


Reserved, controlled, and proper to a fault, Kai Young has neither the time nor inclination for chaos-and Isabella, with her purple hair and inappropriate jokes, is chaos personified.



Twisted Lies By Ana Huang Cover Image
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Published: Bloom Books - September 27th, 2022

A fake-dating billionaire romance from New York Times bestselling author and BookTok sensation Ana Huang.

Charming, deadly, and smart enough to hide it, Christian Harper is a monster dressed in the perfectly tailored suits of a gentleman.


Priest By Sierra Simone Cover Image
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Published: Bloom Books - March 15th, 2022

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sierra Simone comes her steamy, TikTok-famous Priest series, in which sinners and saints alike test the bonds of religion, love, and lust.

He's a priest, and here is his confession.


Sinner (Priest) By Sierra Simone Cover Image
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Published: Bloom Books - March 15th, 2022

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sierra Simone comes her steamy, TikTok-famous Priest series, in which sinners and saints alike test the bonds of religion, love, and lust.

He leads a life of sin, and she's committed to a life of virtue.


Ice Ice Baby: Amy Brady in convo with Leslie VonHolten on the cool history of a hot commodity

You’ve tried going to the pool. You’ve tried ice cream. You’ve tried every brand of portable fan imaginable. This year, beat the heat with Ice.

Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks--a Cool History of a Hot Commodity By Amy Brady Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 6th, 2023

The unexpected and unexplored ways that ice has transformed a nation—from the foods Americans eat, to the sports they play, to the way they live today—and what its future might look like on a swiftly warming planet.


Unearthing Kansas' Buried Treasures: An Evening of Exploration with Roxie Yonkey, author of "Secret Kansas"

Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure By Roxie Yonkey Cover Image
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Published: Reedy Press - April 1st, 2023

June Poetry Night ft. Carrie Nassif & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Swing by the store on June 9 at 7 p.m. to enjoy a night of transcendent poetry, or, as Coleridge called it, the best words in the best order! Poetry Night will feature local poets Carrie Nassif and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.


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lithopaedion By Carrie Nassif Cover Image
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Published: Finishing Line Press - March 10th, 2023

LITHOPAEDION is a poetry collection both visceral and tender. Named after a greek term meaning "stone baby," a lithopaedion is the result of an extremely rare condition in which the fetus of a failed ectopic or abdominal pregnancy cannot be reabsorbed by its mother's body; its tissues become calcified to prevent infection, sepsis, or death.


How Time Moves: New and Selected Poems By Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg Cover Image
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Published: Meadowlark - October 12th, 2020

How Time Moves: New and Selected Poems brings together over 30 years of Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg's poetry on what it means to be human in a particular place, time, body, history, and story. "She is our teacher speaking from the sky, from the field, from the heartland," writes Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford.


Climate Change, Tornadoes, and Our Communities: A Discussion with Jim Minick, Author of "Without Warning"

Without Warning: The Tornado of Udall, Kansas By Jim Minick Cover Image
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Published: Bison Books - May 1st, 2023

2023 Martin Kansas History Book Award

In 1955 the small town of Udall, Kansas, was home to oil field workers, homemakers, and teenagers looking ahead to their futures. But on the night of May 25, an F5 tornado struck their town without warning. In three minutes the tornado destroyed most of the buildings, including the new high school. It toppled the water tower.


The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family By Jim Minick Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 8th, 2012

"A truly inspiring story, in gorgeous prose, about one family's journey into blueberry farming. Delicious reading." —Naomi Wolf, author of The End of America


Cow Brains By Jim Minick, Spencer Wise, Anna Harris-Parker Cover Image
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Published: Articoli Liberi - June 24th, 2020

COW BRAINS


On the Life of Margaret Walker: An Evening with Dr. Maryemma Graham in Convo with Randal Maurice Jelks

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Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a
    bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second
    generation full of courage issue forth; let a people
    loving freedom come to growth.

The House Where My Soul Lives: The Life of Margaret Walker By Maryemma Graham Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 2nd, 2022

This first biography of poet and writer Margaret Walker (1915-98) offers a comprehensive close reading of a pillar in American culture for a majority of the 20th century. Without defining herself as a radical or even a feminist, Walker followed the precepts of both. She promoted the idea of the artist of tradition and social change, a public intellectual and an institution builder.


This Is My Century: New and Collected Poems By Margaret Walker, Maryemma Graham (Contribution by), Nikky Finney (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Margaret Walker, Maryemma Graham (Contribution by), Nikky Finney (Contribution by)
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2013

Margaret Walker became the first African American to win a national literary award when her collection For My People was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1942. Over the next fifty years she enriched American literature in endless ways through her writings and, in 1993, she received the National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement.


How I Wrote Jubilee: And Other Essays on Life and Literature By Margaret Walker, Maryemma Graham (Editor) Cover Image
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Published: Feminist Press - January 1st, 1993

In this first comprehensive collection of autobiographical and literary essays, Margaret Walker--described by Booklist as "one of the intellectual beacons of her generation"--recounts the search for family and social history from which she wrote her carefully researched novel of the Civil War.


Conversations with Margaret Walker (Literary Conversations) By Maryemma Graham (Editor) Cover Image
By Maryemma Graham (Editor)
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 15th, 2014

I read somewhere in Newsweek where Margaret Walker is one of those moral writers and that is supposed to be a form of derision. But to me, I could not have a greater compliment." Margaret Walker (1915-1998) began her writing career as a poet in the late 1930s. But she was cast into the limelight in 1966 when her novel Jubilee was published to wide critical and commercial acclaim.


Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America By Randal Maurice Jelks Cover Image
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - January 11th, 2022

“You’ll find hope in these pages.


Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography By Randal Maurice Jelks Cover Image
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 1st, 2014

In this first full-length biography of Benjamin Mays (1894-1984), Randal Maurice Jelks chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr.


Faith and Struggle in the Lives of Four African Americans: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, and Muhammad Ali By Randal Maurice Jelks Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - January 10th, 2019

In 1964, Muhammad Ali said of his decision to join the Nation of Islam: "I know where I'm going and I know the truth and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want to be.+?


Presented by LPL: Jacqueline Woodson in conversation with Giselle Anatol

The Lawrence Public Library's Ross & Marianna Beach Author Series Presents: Jacqueline Woodson in conversation with Giselle Anatol

Before the Ever After By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 6th, 2022

WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD

WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.


The World Belonged to Us By Jacqueline Woodson, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 10th, 2022

Two children’s book superstars—#1 New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Woodson, the author of The Day You Begin, and Leo Espinosa, the illustrator of Islandborn­—join forces to celebrate the joy and freedom of summer in the city, which is gloriously captured in their rhythmic text and lively art.


The Year We Learned to Fly By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022

Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López's highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.


Red at the Bone By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781663620415
Published: Turtleback - February 1st, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off. -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic


Harbor Me By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 21st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.


This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration By Jacqueline Woodson, James Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, James Ransome (Illustrator)
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 1st, 2017

Jacqueline Woodson--New York Times Bestselling, National Book Award and Newbery Honor winning author--writes a rich story of a family adapting to change as they hold on to the past and embrace the future. With Coretta Scott King Award–winning illustrator James Ransome.


Another Brooklyn: A Novel By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

A Bustle Fall Roundup pick for 2017


Brown Girl Dreaming By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

A President Obama "O" Book Club pick


Pecan Pie Baby By Jacqueline Woodson, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 17th, 2013

A sweet addition to the family is coming! Written by National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall.


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