A Great Saturday with Great Assistants!

November 29th, Small Business Saturday (or what we’re calling Plaid Saturday), was an utter delight here at the Poem Emporium. We were so fortunate to be able to benefit from the brains and charm of our four guest booksellers — Elizabeth Austen, Don Mee Choi, Ed Skoog, and Maged Zaher (with welcome surprise appearances by Sherman Alexie, Sarah Mangold, and Susan Rich).  Among the books they recommended were Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls, edited by Karen Finneyfrock, Mindy Nettifee, and Rachel McKibbens (Write Bloody Publishing); Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness by CAConrad (Wave Books); Picasso’s Tears by Wong May (Octopus Books); and Diana’s Tree by Alejandra Pizarnik (Ugly Duckling Presse).  Our deep thanks to Elizabeth, Don Mee, Ed, and Maged and to all of you helped make the day so special.