Book group to discuss new poet laureate
The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will be on Thursday, July 20, with selected readings of the poetry of Donald Hall, the newly-appointed poet laureate of the United States.
Donald Hall has published numerous books of poetry, most recently "White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006," and "The Painted Bed and Without: Poems," which was published on the third anniversary of his wife and fellow poet Jane Kenyon's death from leukemia.
Other notable collections include "The One Day," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. "The Happy Man" won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and "Exiles and Marriages" was the Academy's Lamont Poetry Selection for 1956.
Copies of Hall's selected poetry will be available at the meeting, as well as at the desk of the library. Led by islander Richard Tyre, the discussion is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the library at 423-7280.