The Greek poet Simonides once said that “poetry is eloquent painting” and here at the Sherwood Public Library we agree! We’ve collected a vibrant list of poetry to paint your world with during the last remaining days of summer.
Amanda Gorman made history when, at age 22, she became the youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Gorman’s starkly honest and hopeful inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, is captured in this volume with a foreword by Oprah Winfrey.
Fatimah Asghar beautifully captures her lived experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman in America trying to discover her sense of self and belonging in If They Come For Us. Ashgar’s ability to extend her experience beyond herself makes her work relatable for anyone trying to find their place between two cultures.
How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope edited by James Crewsfeels like poetry’s version of a nature walk. A collection of 100 uplifting poems, every page offers a meditation on inviting gratefulness in and letting the divisiveness and negativity go.
During the pandemic many of us have relied on our furry friends to help get us through and this collection of doggy-inspired poems pays homage to everything wonderful about man’s best friend. If you love pups, don't miss Dog-eared: Poems About Humanity’s Best Friend edited by Duncan Wu.
Chickasaw poet, Linda Hogan, offers a timely collection of poems that recognize the precariousness of the present, yet imagine a hopeful and sustainable future. Make sure to add A History of Kindness to your TBR (to-be-read) list.
If you love reading and to talk about books join us each month for a fun and friendly book discussion on Zoom. On Wednesday, September 8
at 6 p.m. we will be discussing The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré. The first 12 people to register for this program will receive a free copy of the book. Reserve your spot by emailing askusSPL@wccls.org.
There’s still time to submit your Adult Summer Reading book reviews to be entered to win one of our grand prize book lover's prize baskets, including $25 Powell’s gift cards. Winners will be notified the first week of September.
Follow WCCLS on social media for a chance to win a tote bag and Kindle. Watch for the giveaway post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Enter by commenting with your answer and #WCCLSSocialSummer. The giveaway will be posted on Wednesday, September 1 and the drawing will take place on Friday, September 3 at noon. Read more about rules and eligibility.
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