Friday, April 10, 2009

In Case You Haven't Heard...

During April, Books & Books bookstore is offering 20% off all poetry at all three Books & Books stores in South Florida.

That’s 20 percent off Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, John Ashbery and Louis Gluck – whom you can find in Pinsky’s Essential Pleasures – and anyone else on our poetry shelves you might want to read, or read aloud.

Thousands of your fellow Americans did just that for the Favorite Poem Project. Also founded by Pinsky, the project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives. Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, of diverse occupations, kinds of education and backgrounds volunteered to share their favorites.

Poetry speaks to each of us and to all of us – and never more so than when it’s read aloud. The cadence, the rhyme, the meter, the meaning. Say it loud, say it proud. Say it with

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