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DPL Poetry Book Club


Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm


Do you want to nurture your love of poetry? Or, maybe you want to read more poetry this year? Then, this book club is for you!

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
-Read a novel in verse.

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This group is facilitated by: Dr. Ngozi Onuora, Associate Professor at Millikin University

For resources, go to Twitter #DPLPoetryClub
Discussion meetings will take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm, in the Board Room.

2019 Poetry Book Club Reading List

January 16th
The Selected Poems of
Emily Dickinson
-Read a classic poet.

February 20th
Indecency by Justin Philip Reed
-Read a National Book Award Winner in Poetry.

March 20th
Milk and Honey
by Rupi Kaur
-Read poetry by a woman.

April 17th
Best American Poetry 2018
edited by David Lehman & Dana Gioia
-Read an anthology.

May 15th
Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Shel Silverstein
-Read a collection of poetry for children.

June 19th
The Poet X
by Elizabeth Acevedo
-Listen to an audio version of a poet's work.

July 17th
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
-Read a novel in verse.

August 21st
by Audre Lorde
-Read poetry by a LGBTQ author.

September 18th
Madwoman: The "Locas Mujeres"
by Gabriela Mistral
-Read poetry by a Latin author.

October 16th
The Collected Poems of
Langston Hughes
-Read poetry by an African American author.

November 20th
Half-Light: Collected Poems, 1965-2016
by Frank Bidart
-Read a Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry.

December 18th
Life on Mars
by Tracey K. Smith
Read a book by a U.S. Poet Laureate.