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Presenting Queer Poem-a-Day 2022

We are so excited to launch the second year of our special Pride Month podcast series Queer Poem-a-Day. Exclusive to the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, which otherwise features interviews with authors and other notable people, Queer Poem-a-Day is the first daily-poetry podcast to focus exclusively on the LGBTQIA+ community. Once again we are thrilled to… Read More

Podcast: Poet Lisa Hiton Discusses New Book “Afterfeast”

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I am thrilled to present a conversation with Lisa Hiton on the occasion of the publication of her debut full-length poetry collection, Afterfeast. Selected by the poet Mary Jo Bang as the winner of the Dorset Prize for Poetry, Afterfeast is published by Tupelo Press.  Lisa Hiton… Read More

New Podcast Series: Queer Poem-a-Day

I’m very excited to announce a new daily podcast series launching this June from our library: Queer Poem-a-Day. For Pride Month, we're reinventing our regular podcast interview series as a daily poetry podcast featuring poems written and read by contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. Our participating poets include established award-winners and emerging voices and the poems include… Read More

Podcast: Poet Dan Chiasson on his new book “The Math Campers”

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I have the honor of presenting a conversation with acclaimed poet and critic Dan Chiasson about his newest book of poetry, The Math Campers. Dan Chiasson is the poetry critic for The New Yorker, a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, and… Read More

Chicago based poet Sam Herschel Wein on the DPL Podcast

In this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re excited to share a conversation with the Chicago-based poet Sam Herschel Wein.  Sam is the author of the chapbooks Fruit Mansion (2017) and, in collaboration with the poet Chen Chen, Gesundheit! (2019). He is also an enthusiastic ambassador for the vibrant scene of online… Read More

Staff Picks: “I’m Just No Good At Rhyming”

What happens when Chris Harris, a producer known for his work on the T.V. show How I Met Your Mother, decides to take a stab at writing children’s literature? The answer is a book of poetry that will leave readers of all ages (even self-proclaimed “not poetry people”) laughing out loud. The full title gives… Read More

Local poets share their poems on the DPL Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have the great pleasure of presenting the voices of three local poets: Herb Berman, MJ Gabrielsen, and Jacqueline Nicole Harris. They are all members of the Library Poets group, which meets every Tuesday evening at the Library for a poetry workshop. You’ll hear a wide… Read More

Celebrate American poetry at our Classics Book Discussion

Classics Book Discussion: American Poetry | Thursday, April 26, 7-8 p.m. When was the last time you read a really great poem? We have plenty of poetry fans in Deerfield, but I also talk to library patrons who feel like they never “got” poetry. Poetry, particularly classic poetry, can bring to mind boring lessons on archaic… Read More

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