Save the Salem Public Library’s Poetry Books

Sign a petition led by Jim Scheppke, to prevent the Salem Public Library from purging poetry books from its collection. Jim writes: “Here is a selection of books from the list to give you an idea of what is gone:

Collected poems, 1937-1971 / John Berryman
Shattering air : poems / David Biespiel
The man in the black coat turns / Robert Bly
Joseph Brodsky, selected poems /
73 poems / by e.e. cummings
50 American plays : poems / Matthew Dickman & Michael Dickman
The end of the West / Michael Dickman
How to paint sunlight / Lawrence Ferlinghetti
It is hard to look at what we came to think we’d come to see / Michele Glazer
White apples and the taste of stone : selected poems, 1946-2006 / Donald Hall
Testimony, a tribute to Charlie Parker / Yusef Komunyakaa
Nurture : poems / Maxine Kumin
Light up the cave / Denise Levertov
What work is : poems / Philip Levine
Selected poems / Osip Mandelshtam
Braving the elements / James Merrill
Finding the islands / W.S. Merwin
Selected writings of Joaquin Miller /
The poems of Doctor Zhivago / Boris Pasternak
Anthology of Mexican poetry / Octavio Paz
Colors passing through us : poems / Marge Piercy
A Muriel Rukeyser reader /
The renegade : writings on poetry and a few other things / Charles Simic
Axe handles : poems / by Gary Snyder
Writing the Australian crawl : views on the writer’s vocation / William Stafford
China Basin / Clemens Starck
The collected poems of Robert Penn Warren /
New and collected poems / Richard Wilbur
Anew : complete shorter poetry / Louis Zukofsky”

Sign Jim’s petition here.

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