P&P Live! Maggie Smith — Goldenrod: Poems - with Taylor Mali

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 6:00pm

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With her breakout bestseller Keep MovingMaggie Smith captured the nation with her “meditations on kindness and hope” (NPR). Now, with Goldenrod, the award-winning poet returns with a powerful collection of poems that look at parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Pulling objects from everyday life—a hallway mirror, a rock found in her son’s pocket, a field of goldenrods at the side of the road—she reveals the magic of the present moment.

Only Maggie Smith could turn an autocorrect mistake into a line of poetry, musing that her phone “doesn’t observe / the high holidays, autocorrecting / shana tova to shaman tobacco, / Rosh Hashanah to rose has hands.”​

Smith will be in conversation with Taylor Mali, a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and one of the original poets on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. The author of six books of poetry including Late Father & Other Poems, he is also the inventor of Metaphor Dice, a game that helps writers think more figuratively.

*Special bookplates signed by the author are available for those who purchase the book via the Eventbrite link above (while supplies last).

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Goldenrod: Poems By Maggie Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982185060
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - July 27th, 2021

Not Signed or Personalized