Poet Wesley McNair, "The Words I Chose"

01/24/2013 7:00 pm

7 p.m., Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at Gibson's Bookstore

Granite State Native and Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair publishes "superb memoir" about how he became a poet. Join us for an evening author talk and reading with this New Hampshire favorite.
Beginning in poverty and a broken home, Wesley McNair went on, through family hardships and setbacks, to become what poet Philip Levine has called “one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry.” This memoir tells how he developed into a poet against the odds, incorporating his struggles into his art.
 Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (gibsons@totalnetnh.net) to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you.

“Readers...will root for the author as a young persona... [The book’s] denoument is stunning...”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Recommended to memoir connoisseurs and lovers of contemporary poetry alike; the unflinching candor sets this one apart.” – Library Journal

“The Words I Chose...is a standout.” – The Concord (NH) Monitor

A “superb memoir.. This is a story about hope, how when it is necessary to survive...truth and beauty can not only survive, but thrive. With nobility and grace, Powerfully.” – Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Failure Wesley McNair is the Poet Laureate of Maine. He is the author of nineteen books, including poetry, nonfiction, and edited anthologies. His most recent books are The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry (CMU, 2012) and Lovers of the Lost: New & Selected Poems (Godine, 2010).  

Wesley McNair, poet 
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$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780887485572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 8/2012

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