Mar 22nd, 2022
Jackson State Community College (JSCC) Library and Humanities & Social Sciences Department will host on Thursday, March 24th at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the book release of Down Into This Land: Selected Poetry of Edgar Lee Masters edited by Dr. Ryan Guth, Associate Professor of English. This is the first truly representative selection of Edgar Lee Masters' poetry to appear since his death in 1950. Incorporating material from every phase of Masters' 50-year publishing career, newly edited and introduced by author Ryan Guth, this book is essential reading for anyone who loves the celebrated Spoon River Anthology. Ryan Guth is the author of Home Truths and Body and Soul, both of which were featured titles at the annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN. Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) is best known for his poetry and the publication of Spoon River Anthology, which details a small-town life in the Midwest during the late nineteenth century.
This event will occur in the JSCC Library. Books will be on sale for $24. Preferred methods of payment are credit card or cash. Light refreshments will be served. Please direct any questions concerning the event to Ruth Slagle, Instruction Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down Into This Land Book Cover - Edgar Lee Masters