April is National Poetry Month, if you haven’t already, maybe it’s time your group considered reading and discussing poetry. Choose a poet and let members select 2 or 3 poems from the poet’s collected worksto read. Members can discuss their reactions to the poems or maybe to poetry as a whole.
The complete poems by Walt Whitman ; edited with an introduction and notes by Francis Murphy
How to read a poem: and fall in love with poetry by Edward Hirsch
Thursday, October 6, 4:00-5:30pm
Lecture at Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (use Diag entrance)
913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
According to Dan Okrent, "The digital revolution has upended the roles of bookstores, libraries, publishers, and, of course, readers. It’s the biggest change in the world of words since Gutenberg, and may turn out to be just as beneficial—or even more so." Daniel Okrent is best known as the first public editor at the New York Times, but he first spent more than 25 years in magazine and book publishing. He has written several books, including Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history. He also attended the University of Michigan and worked on the Michigan Daily.
Public parking is available in the structure at 650 S. Forest, just south of S. University. Free and open to the public
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The road by Cormac McCarthy
March by Geraldine Brooks
The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father by John Matteson