Thank you all for coming out to Jot III. We had a great lineup of speakers. I enjoyed running into old friends and making new ones. A special thanks to those who attended my poetry workshop.
I was asked by one of the authors in attendance to give some book recommendations. As this question invariably makes me draw a blank, here is a more thorough list than the one I gave that night. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it represents a few books I love and can recommend to any reader whether they be neck deep in verse’s pool or testing the waters with a tentative toe.
I look forward to seeing you all at the next Jot in September.
Li-Young Lee – The City in Which I Love You
Louise Glück – The Wild Iris
Franz Wright – Walking to Martha’s Vineyard
Claudia Emerson – Late Wife
Seamus Heaney – The Spirit Level
Alicia Stallings – Olives
Michael Longley – Gorse Fires
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill – The Pharaoh’s Daughter
Paul Muldoon – Horse Latitudes
Rebecca Lindberg – Love, an Index