Poetry Book Club

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

If you would like to participate in the book club meeting, please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect.

With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence. In these new poems, Tracy K. Smith envisions a sci-fi future sucked clean of any real dangers, contemplates the dark matter that keeps people both close and distant, and revisits the kitschy concepts like “love” and “illness” now relegated to the Museum of Obsolescence. These poems reveal the realities of life lived here, on the ground, where a daughter is imprisoned in the basement by her own father, where celebrities and pop stars walk among us, and where the poet herself loses her father, one of the engineers who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Books: 
Life on Mars: Poems By Tracy K. Smith Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555975845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - May 10th, 2011