BRENTWOOD BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, April 9| 6:30 pm
We are reading American Journal: Fifty Poems for our Time, selected and introduced by Tracy K. Smith.
Co-published by Graywolf Press and the Library of Congress, American Journal presents fifty contemporary poems that explore and celebrate our country and our lives. Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith has gathered a remarkable chorus of voices that ring up and down the registers of American poetry. In the elegant arrangement of this anthology, we hear stories from rural communities and urban centers, laments of loss in war and in grief, experiences of immigrants, outcries at injustices, and poems that honor elders, evoke history, and praise our efforts to see and understand one another. Taking its title from a poem by Robert Hayden, the first African American appointed as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, American Journal investigates our time with curiosity, wonder, and compassion. (Description from publisher.)
The Brentwood Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Ask for a copy of the current selection at the desk. Newcomers are always welcome and no registration is required.