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Poetry Book Club: William Blake

  • Solid State Books 600 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Join bookseller Gwen Hunter to read and discuss selections of classic and contemporary poetry. This month Poetry Book Club will be reading Poems of William Blake selected by Patti Smith.

From the Poetry Foundation:

Poet, painter, engraver, and visionary William Blake worked to bring about a change both in the social order and in the minds of men. Though in his lifetime his work was largely neglected or dismissed, he is now considered one of the leading lights of English poetry, and his work has only grown in popularity.

In addition to being considered one of the most visionary of English poets and one of the great progenitors of English Romanticism, his visual artwork is highly regarded around the world.