Poetry Reading:Visiting Bob
Thursday May 23 | 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Just in time for Dylan Fest. Join with Thom Tammaro, Alan Davis, and other Minnesota poets who will read from the recent collection Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan. The collection, edited by Tammaro and Davis, contains 100 poems by 100 poets. Contributors include Robert Bly, Charles Bukowski, Johnny Cash, Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Tony Hoagland, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Paul Muldoon, Linda Pastan, Patti Smith, and Anne Waldman.
Among the poets who will be attending this poetry event are: Marge Barrett, David Gaines, Margaret Hasse, David Pichaske, John Reinhard, and Minnesota poet laureate Joyce Sutphen
"If Bob Dylan has so many sides as to be a house of mirrors, then here are a hundred poets caught in the glass. Some worshipful, others still obsessed, or nostalgic, imitative, even rapacious, but all gathered together around a singer who shuffled words and music together to form a whole new deck. Imagine, one poet within a circle of a hundred poets!" —Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003, author of The Rain in Portugal
"Here's a fine anthology of poems that rub shoulders with Bob Dylan's work in splendidly varied ways. There are renowned and unfamiliar poets here. Some have known or met him; all have heard that voice ('like a lone wolf's cry in the cold night,' says one). Some pay tribute to the immensity of his influence; some fight it; some confess. Some scatter fond and knowing allusions to his lines through theirs. Some love him; some resist. This is not hagiography in verse. It is voices celebrating voice, poetry engaging with song." —Dr. Michael Gray, author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and Song and Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan.
Comics and Beer Book Club
Tuesday May 28 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Zenith Reads Book Club
Tuesday June 04 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Zenith Reads Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 6-7 pm. Great discussion! All are invited! Book club attendees get 15% off the price of their book. Reading: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje.
Thursday June 06 @ 07:00PM - Friday June 07 @ 01:00AM
Zenith Bookstore is thrilled to welcome best-selling author and renowned humorist David Sedaris to Duluth for a reading and signing, celebrating the release of his recent top-selling book Calypso to paperback. Calypso – deeply personal and darkly hilarious – was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2018.
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Poetry Book Club
Wednesday June 12 | 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Have you ever wanted to talk about the amazing book of poems you've just read? Welcome to the Poetry Book Club! Each month, we'll feature a book of poetry. The book club is facilitated by former Duluth Poet Laureate, Sheila Packa. At the meetings, we'll talk about metaphors, sound patterns, and anything else that might happen to come up in conversation about poems. Maybe you're a writer or maybe just curious. This book club is for everybody who loves to read poetry. Order your bookclub book with Zenith Bookstore for 15% discount.
June reading: Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.
Comics & Beer Book Club
Tuesday June 25 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Zenith Reads Book Club
Tuesday July 02 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Zenith Reads Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 6-7 pm. Great discussion! All are invited! Book club attendees get 15% off the price of their book. Reading: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.
Author Event: William Kent Krueger
Friday September 20 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
The book that William Kent Krueger fans have been waiting for – the companion novel to Ordinary Grace – comes out this September. Please join us for this very special reading, talk and signing.
"My greatest joy," writes William Kent Krueger, "in the coming year will be the release this fall of This Tender Land, the companion novel to Ordinary Grace. I’ve been at work on the manuscript for three years, and I’m deeply in love with it. Set in southern Minnesota in the summer of 1932, well into the Great Depression, it’s the story of four orphans running from the law because they’ve committed a terrible crime, but for the all the right reasons. A manhunt has been launched to capture them, so they can’t take to the roads. They’re afraid to ride the rails, as everyone was doing in the Depression, because the railroads were patrolled by men called bulls, private police who had a reputation for incredible cruelty. They choose instead to take to the rivers. They canoe a river called the Gilead to the Minnesota River, follow the Minnesota to the Mississippi, and their intent is to canoe the Mississippi all the way to Saint Louis, where they believe they have family and will be safe. I have always wanted to write an updated version of Huckleberry Finn. This is my Huckleberry Finn."
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary Grace, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel, as well as eighteen Cork O’Connor novels, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website atWilliamKentKrueger.com.