How do you find a good poem?
Where in the world do you look?
We used to have a really big tome—
A tome, as you know is a book..
And the book was Columbia Granger’s Index to Poetry, in which a person could look up a line by subject or author and then it would tell you what poem it came from and what book collection it was published in. Then if you happen to have that collection, you could look it up and read the poem. Easy—but there were a lot ifs in that process… Plus it is a really heavy book. Now there are many links to finding poetry online. Continue reading Finding Poetry Online→
Tired of seeing new books by or about presidential candidates? Here’s one by a new candidate who tries to make his own convincing argument as to why he should lead – even if he does have a few extra tentacles.
Ever since Stieg Larsson brought Lisbeth Salander to international prominence with his Millennium series – better known as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – other Scandinavian authors have been enjoying an international audience as well.
What defines Nordic Noir? The setting is usually cold, dark, and bleak. The hero/detective (women and men) are generally very analytical, deep, and brooding. The murderer or perpetrators are psychopathic, misanthropic, and brutal. The pace is quick but often the follows the routine and methodical work of the detective. The general tone is realistic – no sweeping prose or giant metaphors, but the story tends to put a lens on corruption within government and society.
“April is the cruelest month” so opens the The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot. It is also National Poetry Month. Started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is celebrating its 20th year of inspiring the love and celebration of poetry and poets all year long.
Stop by the library and check out one of our lovely poetry books or check out this list of 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month.
Have you loved Lemony Snicket’s writing? Have you savored each adventure of the sad and sorry orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire? Now even more snickety fun is to be had, with the launch of the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, starring Neal Patrick Harris as the nefarious Count Olaf. Continue reading Good News for A series of Unfortunate Events!→