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Book Talk by the Sea

                      Sharing Books and Verse at the                        Camden Public Library

 

An Earth Day Read: The Seed Keeper

Milkweed Editions has been responsible for publishing a number of remarkably distinct and breathtaking debut works over the years, and...

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...

Staff Picks

A new season has begun, and the Camden Public Library staff is reflecting on some reads from winter as we move on to days marked by a...

National Poetry Month

(National Poetry Month poster designed by Brooklyn, NY high school senior Bao Lu) This April marks the 25th annual celebration of...

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...

The Liar's Dictionary

Do you have room for some thoughtful whimsy in your to-read pile? Eley Williams' new novel The Liar's Dictionary joins a growing list of...

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...

Journey to Eire

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Like any other holiday, March 17th can become gimmicky and commercialized, but there is a strong connection...

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...

Women's History Month

This March marks forty years since the first official celebration of Women's History Week in 1981. While it is, and should be, impossible...

The Prophets

You could skip the ten-page Acknowledgements section of Robert Jones Jr.'s debut novel The Prophets if you find it daunting or mundane;...

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...

Wintering

"I had no idea how much these quiet pleasures had retreated from my life while I was rushing around, and now I'm inviting them back in:...

 

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