Library Book Club

Library Book Club : Foundation Events

Friday, Mar 15, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In 2013, the library will ask individuals from varied backgrounds to select a title that has been meaningful to them. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register in advance by emailing

March’s curator, Salvador Vergara, selected Jose Emilio Pacheco’s City of Memory for the following reasons:

“I like his clear, clean style–brief and profound. His observation of nature, of the passage of time, of the quotidian and his ability to find beauty in the day to day and in the ephemeral…”
Salvador Vergara has been the Librarian at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago since 2003.  He loves literature and is lucky enough to be surrounded by books.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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