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Library Book Club

Friday, March 15th – Friday, March 15th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

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 library@poetryfoundation.org.

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.

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  • Current Exhibition
    Sep 23, 2016 – Dec 16, 2016

    A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.