Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday's Three on Poetry and Literature

Thursday's Three presents today a trio of new titles for your reading list.

Threads Talks (Granary Books, 2016), edited by Steve Clay and Kyle Schlesinger ~ The latest title from Granary Books and Cuneiform Press is a print version of a talk series, "Threads", in which poets, scholars, artists, and publishers discussed all aspects of book culture and relationships among arts disciplines often approached and practiced independently or in isolation. Twelve speakers participated in the series between March 2009 and October 2012: Charles Alexander, Jen Bervin, Simon Cutts, Johanna Drucker, Alan Loney, Emily McVarish, Richard Minsky, Jerome Rothenberg, Keith Smith, Buzz Spector, Cecilia Vicuna, and Kathleen Walkup. (The recordings are available at PennSound.) Color images are included. The book, in paper, is limited to 900 copies.

Cover Art by Buzz Spector

What Persists (University of Georgia Press, April 2016) by the late Judith Kitchen (1941-2014) ~ Part of the Georgia Review Books Series edited by Stephen Corey, this collection presents 18 of nearly 50 of Kitchen's essays and reflections on poetry published in The Georgia Review from 1988-2014. In addition to being a critic, Kitchen was a poet, novelist, editor, and teacher.

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The Joy of Poetry (T.S. Poetry Press, 2016) by Megan Willome ~ Part of the Masters in Fine Living Series from T.S. Poetry Press, this title tells a very personal story of discovering, collecting, and living with poetry in insightful and essential ways. Willome writes of the comfort of poetry during loss, navigating poems with a "poetry buddy", and learning to appreciate how poetry can change one's life. Poems — and ideas for engaging with them — are included. The book is available in paper and as an e-book. (Read my review.)

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