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DPL Poetry Book Club


Wednesday, August 21, 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!


by Audre Lorde
-Read poetry by a LGBTQ author.

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.