Maya Angelou

Bookstrology: Sagittarius

Sagittarius (November 23–December 21) Happy birthday, Sagittarius! You are extroverted, curious, dynamic and a born traveler. A natural optimist, Sagittariuses are friendly and fun-loving.   Book of the Month The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick Sagittarius’s natural-born wanderlust will draw them to this story that takes readers from London to Paris and… Read More »

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Black Poetry Day

October 17 is Black Poetry Day! Established in 1985, the date is homage to Jupiter Hammon, the first published African American poet, who was born on October 17, 1711. In his honor, the day is marked to celebrate all of the contributions black poets have made to literature, poetry and culture. How can you celebrate?… Read More »

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Poetry Month: Read Poetry for Book Clubs

April is National Poetry Month! For many, exposure to poetry might begin and end at a forced slog through some sonnets in high school, or, if we’re interested, studying some of the great Romantic poets at college or university. But there’s no reason that poetry can’t be part of your regular reading, and there are… Read More »

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