Upcoming 2013-2014 Book Club for Poets Discussions

Here are the upcoming 2013–2014 dates for the Book Club for Poets, all to be held in the New England Room of Danforth Library, New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7-9pm, Natasha Trethewey, Native Guard
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7-9pm, book TBA (Hall-Kenyon Prize winner)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7-9pm, Eavan Boland, book TBA
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7-9pm, book TBA

If you have a favorite Eavan Boland book, let me know!


Suggested Poems for April 16, 2013, Discussion of Donald Justice

Here are the poems that Book Club for Poets have suggested so far for our discussion of Donald Justice’s Collected Poems. The titles followed by asterisks were suggested by more than one person:

A Dream Sestina
Sestina On six Words by Weldon Kees
Men at Forty*
Variations for Two Pianos
Villanelle at Sundown*
In Memory of the Unknown Poet, Robert Boardman Vaughn*
Women in Love
Here in Katmandu
American Sketches*
Ode to a Dressmaker’s Dummy
A Winter Ode to the Old Men of Lummus Park, Miami, Florida*
On a Woman of Spirit Who Taught Both Piano and Dance
Dreams of Water
The Tourist From Syracuse*
Nostalgia of the Lakefronts*
On the Night of Departure by Bus
A Map of Love
The Missing Person

We also might revisit these poems (which we looked at in our discussion of Voigt’s The Art of Syntax last time):

For the Suicides of 1962
To the Hawks

We’ll be meeting at 7 p.m. in the New England Room of Danforth Library, on the campus of New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. Hope to see you there!