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Poetry: Literary Feast in Small Bites
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Poetry: Literary Feast in Small Bites

by Lindsay Swoboda

Poetry is the perfect companion for readers struggling to find the commitment and capacity for lengthy reading. It is a calming, accessible, and digestible choice. Readers can sample poetry in a mere seventeen syllables or feast on an anthology.¬†Poets have a special way of making meaning from the mundane and inspiring mindfulness. Poets Kelsi Folsom and Nicole Gulotta have both pursued reading and writing poetry as a grounding practice and offer suggestions for timeless literary nourishment. […]

How Green Is Your Book?
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How Green Is Your Book?

by Karla Olson

Readers who want to minimize the environmental footprint of their personal libraries can learn to identify sustainable products from environmentally-responsible publishers and booksellers. As more readers seek out eco-friendly options, companies are motivated to shift toward greater sustainability. […]

Racism: Can Books Help Write the Next Chapter?
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Racism: Can Books Help Write the Next Chapter?

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 sparked a wave of outrage, disbelief, grief, and protests across America. The story is, unfortunately, not new nor isolated. This book being written today is a sequel to a repeating story of centuries of systemic racism, violence, and oppression. This story can be different. The challenge before us takes continuous intention to overcome a long heritage interwoven into our justice system, neighborhood borders, education system, and yes, in the books we publish and read. […]