Our poetry book club meets the first Wednesday evening of every month from 5:30 to 7:00. In July, they will discuss the poetry in We Almost Disappear by David Bottoms.
Boyhood memories intermingle with the present as the poet's young daughter practices karate and his ailing father prepares to die.
About the Author
David Bottoms: David Bottom has served as Georgia's Poet Laureate and was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2009. He teaches at Georgia State University and co-edits "Five Points" magazine. His first book, Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump, won the Walt Whitman Award; he has also received the Ingram Merrill Award, "Poetry" magazine's Levinson Prize, the Georgia Author of the Year Award, the Frederick Bock Prize, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Additionally, he has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in Marietta, Georgia.