Wednesday, August 10th
The Hamline GLS Alumni Poetry Book Club’s July book is Waterlight by Kathleen Jamie. We'll be meeting at Jean's and possibly taking advantage of the porch, if the weather cooperates.
Indiebound says, "Her poetry--rendered sometimes in the Scots dialect, sometimes in the descriptive bursts of a naturalist's field guide --confronts gender, sex, landscape, and nationhood with the vivacity of an essential poetic voice."
Here's what Paulette Warren, who suggested this book for the club, has to say about it:
'The London Sunday Times called Kathleen Jamie "the leading Scottish poet of her generation." This collection of her poems, from Graywolf Press, begs to be read aloud as her words resonate from the reader's ear to the soul. Jamie's landscape is both simple and exotic through her command of language and brogue -- ultimately celebrating the mysteries and musicality of life.'
Sound like something that makes you want to read? Pick up your copy from Micawber's in St. Paul (sale price for members of our club - yet another great reason to support your local bookstores).
Hamline GLS Alumni Poetry Book Club meets on the last Thursday of each month from 7:30-9 at Jean Larson's house (Barnes and Noble at Har Mar in case of emergency). Read part, read all. Sit back or engage. Come monthly, come sometimes. Flexible and low key. (Unless someone decides to raise a ruckus.)
Email Jean at email@example.com for more information and/or to get on the Book Club's mailing list.