Friday, February 12, 2010

The Door: Poems By Margaret Atwood Subject Of Roosevelt Island Public Library Book Discussion Club - February 18 6:30 PM

Image of Margaret Atwood's The Door From the Guardian

Are you interested in participating in a Book Club Discussion? If so, check out this listing from the Roosevelt Island Public Library for February 18:
The Roosevelt Island Branch Library meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

We will be discussing The Door: Poems by Margaret Atwood.
From a Guardian review:
...The Door is her first book of poems in more than a decade, and there is nothing rushed about it. Each of the poems is a well that slowly fills, and there are few duds. Atwood looks around her at a world full of dark figures and forebodings, as in "The Singer of Owls", a haunting poem about a man who "wandered off into the darkness" as a boy. "He preferred dim corners, camouflaged himself / with the hair and ears of the others, / and thought about long vowels, and hunger, and the bitterness of deep snow." In the end, the singer and owl combine into a solitary figure of the poet who sings "out of necessity", a night song that includes the moon, the lake, and the thicket....
More on Margaret Atwood here.