“If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.” – Nikki Giovanni
“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” – Carl Sandburg
“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” – Leonard Cohen
“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” – Mary Oliver
We have far too many books of poetry than can possibly all fit in one holiday shopping blog, here at our little bookstore that’s bigger on the inside. Come fill your soul’s pockets against the cold of winter with some of our selections. And, as always, thank you for choosing our shelves as your destination.