Saturday, April 10, 2010

Book of the Week


To continue our theme for the month of April, this week's book is a collection of poems. We're going to have a book of poetry every week for the month of April to help celebrate National Poetry Month. This week's collection is edited by Patrice Vecchione and it's titled Truth and Lies: An Anthology of Poems.

This collection draws from a variety of poets, from classic to modern, from famous to the lesser known. I love that every poem relates somehow to the theme of the collection. Some of my favorite poets, like Lucille Clifton and Naomi Shihab Nye are included in this collection. Here's one of my top choices from this anthology. It's by Charles Bukowski and it's the subject of this youtube video.

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