Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM
Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM
Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

Goldenrod by Maggie Smith

Goldenrod by Maggie Smith

The poems in Maggie Smith’s 2021 collection Goldenrod urge their reader to sit still with life’s troubles until something clarifying shines through. Consider these first lines of “At the End of My Marriage, I Think of Something My Daughter Said About Trees:”

“When a tree is cut down, the sky’s like/ finally, and rushes in.”

Smith’s subjects range in scale from the personal (comforting a feverish child) to the national (the shock of the Sandy Hook shootings). Her tone lands somewhere between exhausted and exultant. I’d recommend this book to fans of Mary Oliver’s poetry, or Lorrie Moore’s short stories.

Categories: Adults.

Goldenrod by Maggie Smith

Goldenrod by Maggie Smith

The poems in Maggie Smith’s 2021 collection Goldenrod urge their reader to sit still with life’s troubles until something clarifying shines through. Consider these first lines of “At the End of My Marriage, I Think of Something My Daughter Said About Trees:”

“When a tree is cut down, the sky’s like/ finally, and rushes in.”

Smith’s subjects range in scale from the personal (comforting a feverish child) to the national (the shock of the Sandy Hook shootings). Her tone lands somewhere between exhausted and exultant. I’d recommend this book to fans of Mary Oliver’s poetry, or Lorrie Moore’s short stories.

Categories: Adults.