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Next in the series of Picturing America: Making Tracks is a selection of poems featuring “Like to See It Lap the Miles” by Emily Dickinson, “To a Locomotive in Winter” by Walt Whitman, “Window” by Carl Sandburg, “Night Journey” by Theodore Roethke, “Riding the A” by May Swenson, “January Chance” by Mark Van Doren, and “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound. Copies of the poems are available in the office of the Waynesville Library, Monday – Friday, 9-5.

The seven short poems featured in Making Tracks were written by some of the masters of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American poetry. Four convey the experience of traveling by rail, one evokes a vivid image of travelers in a crowded train station, and two describe the train itself.


Join us on Monday, June 25 from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Waynesville Library Auditorium as Leon Lewis leads this discussion. Lewis is a literature instructor in the Department of English at Appalachian State University. His recent essays have been published in The Cold Mountain Review and The Appalachian Journal.

No registration is required. Refreshments will be served during this 2 hour free program. For more information contact Bob Bahnsen, Friends Program Coordinator, at 828-421-6798.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Friends of the Haywood County Public Library provides a matching grant for this series. This non-profit group raises money for the Library through memberships and its Annual Book Sale in July. Programming for adults and children, furniture, equipment and numerous materials are among the ways it supports the Haywood County Library.

Monday, June 25, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Event Organizer

Kathy Olsen

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