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Modern Poetry Book Club

The Browsers Modern Poetry Book Club is led by Elise Dressler and meets monthly. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our poetry loving customers (RSVP is not necessary). The books are available in store at 15% off if you plan to attend the book club.

Every meeting explores a different poet through reading and discussion. 

August's selection is The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks by Joshua Beckman. The author will be in attendance.

If you have any questions about the event, please email Elise.

More: During 2014, Wave Books editor Joshua Beckman traveled around the country giving lectures on poetry. Collected here as two books in conversation--and inaugurating Wave's Bagley Wright Lecture Series publications--these talks provide a rare and unique insight into a deeply literary life. In The Lives of the Poems, Beckman offers three variations of the same talk that--through repetition and adjustment, a sort of echolocating--illuminate the intimate experience of making a particular set of poems. In Three Talks, he explores the fluid social dynamics of poetry as it lives between readers, poems, and books.

About the Author: Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of many books, including The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks, The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is editor-in-chief at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaz Salamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. He also co-edited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners. Beckman is the recipient of numerous awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
107 Capitol Way N
OLYMPIA, WA 98501
The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks (Bagley Wright Lectures) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781940696423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Wave Books - May 8th, 2018

image created by sara mcnally | constellation & co | seattle, wa
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