Peter Schmitt @ Books & Books

Peter SchmittPlain-spoken and tender, the poems of Peter Schmitt’s Renewing the Vows (David Robert Books, $17) carefully trace the seam between the mundane and the resonant, reminding us, in their lyrical narratives, that the smallest moments may have the greatest import. Schmitt is the author of two collections of poems, Country Airport and Hazard Duty. He is a graduate of Amherst and The Iowa Writers Workshop. “These carefully crafted poems are full of refreshing humility and empathy – an openness to life, with both its sadness and grief, and its magical moments of transcendence. It’s simply a jewel of a book,” states poet Jim Daniels. Schmitt reads from his new collection this Wednesday.

Time: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 7:30 p.m.

Location: Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops

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