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Reading Revelry: April

Since April is National Poetry Month, this month’s selections are all poems about nature, love, and life. We hope all of our patrons find time this month enjoy a poem, two poems, or four poetry books recommended by the staff at the Engineering library. Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty Boys Are Poisonous by Megan Fox

ISBN: 9781668050415
Publication Date: 2023-11-07
“These poems were written in an attempt to excise the illness that had taken root in me because of my silence. I’ve spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men, my body aches from carrying the weight of their sins. My freedom lives in these pages, and I hope that my words can inspire others to take back their happiness and their identity by using their voice to illuminate what’s been buried, but not forgotten, in the darkness,” says Fox. Pretty Boys Are Poisonous marks the powerful debut from one of the most well-known women of our time. Turn the page, bite the apple, and sink your teeth into the most deliciously compelling and addictive books you’ll read all year.

 

 

 

 

 

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

ISBN: 9780822980407
Publication Date: 2015
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard. That is, this is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard, those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.

 

 

 

 

 

Cover ArtBright Dead Things by Ada Limón; Ada Limón

ISBN: 9781571319258
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
“I am beautiful. I am full of love. I am dying,” the poet writes. Building on the legacies of forebears such as Frank O’Hara, Sharon Olds, and Mark Doty, Limón’s work is consistently generous and accessible–though every observed moment feels complexly thought, felt, and lived. “These poems are, as my students might say, hella intimate. They are meticulously honed and gorgeously crafted.”―Huffington Post “Limón’s work is destined to find a place with readers on the strength of her voice alone. Her intensity here is paradoxically set against the often slow burn of life in Kentucky, and the results will please readers.”–Flavorwir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane; Jackie Morris

ISBN: 9781487007799
Publication Date: 2020-10-27
The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers’ minds. Robert Macfarlane’s spell-poems and Jackie Morris’s watercolour illustrations are musical and magical: these are summoning spells, words of recollection, charms of protection. To read The Lost Spells is to see anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away.

Gabe Harman

Gabe Harman is a Senior Info Specialist at MU's Engineering library. He focuses on out-reach, instruction, and circulation