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Reading: Kim Stafford: Wild Honey, Tough Salt

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 + Google Map

Annie Bloom’s welcomes back Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford to read from his new collection, Wild Honey, Tough Salt, which offers a prismatic view of Earth citizenship, where we must now be ambidextrous.

The book takes a stern look inward calling for sturdy character and supple spirit, and a bold look outward seeking ways to engage grief trouble. Wild Honey, Tough Salt begins with poems that witness a buoyant life in a difficult world: wandering New Orleans in a trance, savoring the life of artist Tove Jansson, reading the fine print on the Mexican peso and the Scottish five-pound note. Clues to untapped energy lie everywhere by the lens of poetry. The book then moves to considerations of the worst in us–torture and war: how to recruit a child soldier? How to be married to the heartless guard? What to say to your child who is enamored by bullets? In the third section, the book offers a spangle of poems blessing earth: wren song, bud growth, river’s eager way with obstacles. And the final section offers poems of affection: infant clarities of home, long marriage in dog years, a consoling campfire in the yard when all seems lost. The book will soften your trouble, and give you spirit for the days ahead.

Venue

7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-246-0053
Website:
https://www.annieblooms.com

Organizer

Annie Bloom’s Books
Phone:
503-246-0053
Email:
books@annieblooms.com
Website:
https://www.annieblooms.com