ICYMI, bookseller and poet Elijah took over our Instagram for the month of April sharing a poem every day! You can still check out his readings on our IG Highlights. Today he's here to share his expertise on 5 foreign language poets you should get to know... check 'em out! Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.) "...Tu … Continue reading 5 Foreign Language Poets to Add to Your Bookshelves!
Elijah’s Poetry Selections
We've been celebrating National Poetry Month with daily readings from Elijah over on our Instagram! Today, he's here to share his expertise so you can hopefully find new poetry to provide joy, strength, and comfort at home. The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake One of the most unique and visionary geniuses in all … Continue reading Elijah’s Poetry Selections
Bookseller Review: ‘The Future’ by Neil Hilborn
Jade, one of our booksellers, was stuck in a reading rut. Luckily, poet Neil Hilborn pulled her out of it. Check out her review of his book, The Future, below. We’ve all been there, right? Stuck in a reading rut, the precarious jenga tower of books on your bedside table just screaming at you that … Continue reading Bookseller Review: ‘The Future’ by Neil Hilborn
BookPeople Celebrates World Poetry Day!
At BookPeople, we believe in the enormous power of poetry. Poetry can shape and reshape our worlds, heal our exhausted hearts, and magnify the beauty of nature. In observance of World Poetry Day, we'd like to highlight the poetry display two of our booksellers, Karsten and August, created for the store. We invite you to … Continue reading BookPeople Celebrates World Poetry Day!
What We’re Reading This Week
Dome of the Hidden Pavilion by James Tate: Is magical absurdism a thing? Is prose poetry? Are these even poems in any real sense? Are these short stories or clouds? Is James Tate a dead man or a koan? My guess is Tate wouldn’t care to answer these questions— that you beam smiles and ruggedly scratch … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler’: A review in verse
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, as reviewed by BookPeople's resident bard, Griffin Mauser. To read other posts in this series, click here. Sonnet: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler met ought of others who have read the book I might not be surprised to hear, “I tried!” Then, face to face, the … Continue reading ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler’: A review in verse
‘The Silmarillion’: A review in verse
The Silmarillion, as reviewed by BookPeople's resident bard, Griffin Mauser. Sonnet: For years I used it to brace up my bed And sorry me I realized I’d not read I’m older now, of pages not too shy So reading then I knew I had to try Creation tale; the world came from a song … Continue reading ‘The Silmarillion’: A review in verse
Guest Blog Post: Tex MoPac, Traffic Poet
Questions I Am Often Asked, from the author of Traffickwocky Every now and again - when I am somehow not stuck on the MoPac - I am asked something like, “Tex, is it stressful being the world’s leading traffic poet? And, while I have you here on my show, does it bother you that there … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Tex MoPac, Traffic Poet
National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced
Poetry Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitudes by Ross Gay Criticism The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson Autobiography Negroland by Margo Jefferson Biography Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon Nonfiction Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones Fiction The Sellout by Paul Beatty The John Leonard Prize … Continue reading National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced
In The Future Perfect, Susan Taylor Chehak (author of Rampage, Harmony, Smithereens, and many more) interviews John Irving (a man that likely needs no introduction, but just in case, he's the author of The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Until I find you, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Cider House Rules, and … Continue reading weekend reading