is the cruelest month, ..” so begins the first line of T.S. Eliot’s
The Wasteland. Aside from the weather conditions alluded
to in the opening lines of this poem, April can be cruel as well
for being tax month. Yet it also can be a joyous month of celebration.
For the last several years it has been National Poetry Month.
This would be a good time to pick up a copy of The Wasteland
especially the $3.95 Signet Classic Edition I reviewed in the
March Education Update last month.
Marilyn Nelson, recently honored by Bank Street College, has a
fine collection of poems, too, titled Carver a life in poems.
The book relates in verse George Washington Carver’s life and
work. Interspersed throughout are black and white photographs
of him at school and at work, the tools he used and the works
he produced. Nelson’s poetic narrative brings alive its subject
matter in a way that a straight prose narrative of Carver’s life
and a textbook description of his work would not. Unknown presents
a work of passion in poetry, song and art of newcomer Laurie A.
Huyghe. From the funny ‘Good and Plenty’ to her ode to ‘Union
Church at Pocantico Hills’, to ‘Security Blanket’, to ‘Thank You
God’ and the many other selections present, Huyghe is passionate,
whimsical and expressive. I look forward to her next poetry collection.
Noted illustrator and children’s book author, James Stevenson
has a fun collection of poems and illustrations titled Corn-Fed.
The cover of the book captures the whimsy well of the poems with
the smiley pig prancing through the cornfields. His illustration
and poem titled ‘The Mall’ will make the reader chuckle about
what Stevenson feels should be done with shopping malls. His poem
titled ‘Larry’s’ is a visual and verbal humor fest of the effect
of snow on car sales. His poems and illustrations are for the
child in all of us.
The above books mentioned are all available for purchase at Logos
as well as many other fine books of poetry and books about poetry
and poets. In honor of National Poetry Month between April 3 and
April 30th, 2002 poetry books, biographies of poets and books
about poetry will be 20% off the regular price when the coupon
below is presented at the time of purchase. So come visit us and
shop for Graduation and Mother’s Day. We have very nice greeting
cards for those occasions as well as any other occasion. Logos’
hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10 A.M. to 9 P.M., Saturdays,
10 A.M. to 7 P.M. and Sundays, 12 Noon to 7 P.M.
Transit: #4, #5, #6 Lexington Avenue Subway to 86th St., M86 Bus
(86th St.), M15 Bus (First & Second Aves.), M79 Bus (79th
St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.)
Events At Logos
Wednesday, April 3, 2002, 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Children’s Story Time every Monday at 3:30 P.M.#
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