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Book Talk by the Sea

                      Sharing Books and Verse at the                        Camden Public Library

 

Poem of the Week: Prayer

Earlier this year, I highlighted Katherine May's mesmerizing memoir Wintering, which has quietly placed both the Maine library world and...

Poem of the Week: Ongoing

Asian American poet Jenny Xie was born in China, raised in New Jersey, and now lives in New York City. Her debut book of poetry, Eye...

Poem of the Week: Theory of Loneliness

This week's poem comes from Lisa Richter, whose book of poetry Nautilus and Bone won the 2020 Jewish Book Award for Poetry. In addition...

Poem of the Week: Eating Together

As we continue the celebratory observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I'll be devoting space in the Poem of...

Poem(s) of the Week: Joyce Sutphen

One for poetry itself and one for spring today as we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month at the library. Both of this week's...

Poem of the Week: You're

Sylvia Plath's poetry is often hard to read—if not to interpret, then to stomach. The poet often articulated her suicidal and despondent...

Poem of the Week: Worm Moon

Something about the coming of spring has always felt to me incredibly well-suited to poetry, as though it serves as an enchantment,...

Poem of the Week: The Lost Land

With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, it seems a good time to share the beautiful work of Dublin-born poet Eavan Boland. Boland's work...

Poem of the Week: Blessing the Boats

There is something of a feeling of simple smallness when looking at a Lucille Clifton poem like "blessing the boats," with its lower case...

Poem of the Week: An Old Story

Today's Poem of the Week comes from Pulitzer Prize-winning and former Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. "An Old Story" is featured in Smith's...

Poem of the Week: BLK History Month

Nikki Giovanni's work has been read, heard, and celebrated since she published Black Feeling Black Talk herself in 1968. With language...

Bonus Poem(s) of the Week: Amanda Gorman

As we delve into Black History Month, there are too many exceptional Black poets to even touch the tip of the iceberg in 28 days. Today,...

Poem of the Week: Prayer for the Dead

Perhaps you're sick of the snow poetry I've brought to Poem of the Week by now, and I promise it will abate for a bit! I can make no...

Poem of the Week: Blueberries

January 17th marked two years since Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver's death. There are days that stick with you, when a moment of...

 

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