Goldenrod: Poems (Signed Copy)

Goldenrod: Poems
SKU: S9781982185060
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Signed Copy?: 

Signed Edition

Columbus Poet Maggie Smith has selected Gramercy Books to be the exclusive online source for signed, personalized copies of each of her books: Goldenrod, Keep Moving, and Good Bones.  PERSONALIZED COPIES MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE, EVEN IF YOU ARE PICKING THE BOOK(S) UP IN THE STORE. If you would like your book(s) personalized to someone, please indicate so in the comments box on the online order page. Please don't feel compelled to tell Maggie exactly what to say. Just tell her who the book is for and if there is some special occasion or reason for the gift, and she will personalize the book in the spirit of your request.

Because of Maggie’s schedule, delivery times cannot be guaranteed. Both Maggie and the staff at Gramercy Books will work as quickly as possible to get your order processed and on its way to you. Thank you!

Primary Author: 
Smith, Maggie
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Atria/One Signal Publishers
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​“To read Maggie Smith is to embrace the achingly precious beauty of the present moment.” —Time
“A captivating collection from a wise, accessible poet.” —People

From the award-winning poet and bestselling author of Keep Moving and Good Bones, a stunning poetry collection that celebrates the beauty and messiness of life.

With her breakout bestseller Keep Moving, Maggie Smith captured the nation with her “meditations on kindness and hope” (NPR). Now, with Goldenrod, the award-winning poet returns with a powerful collection of poems that look at parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Pulling objects from everyday life—a hallway mirror, a rock found in her son’s pocket, a field of goldenrods at the side of the road—she reveals the magic of the present moment. Only Maggie Smith could turn an autocorrect mistake into a line of poetry, musing that her phone “doesn’t observe / the high holidays, autocorrecting / shana tova to shaman tobacco, / Rosh Hashanah to rose has hands.”​

Slate called Smith’s “superpower as a writer” her “ability to find the perfect concrete metaphor for inchoate human emotions and explore it with empathy and honesty.” The poems in Goldenrod celebrate the contours of daily life, explore and delight in the space between thought and experience, and remind us that we decide what is beautiful.