Madeleine Kunin
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Madeleine Kunin

Bartleby’s hosts Madeleine May Kunin for poetry reading

WILMINGTON — Bartleby's Books will host an event at the store with Madeleine May Kunin on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Kunin will read from her new book of poetry, Walk with Me, published this fall.

In this collection, Kunin invites the audience to step into her world, to slow down, and find new serenity and unexpected love in older age. Kunin explores the nuances of everyday moments that cultivate a bittersweet appreciation for simple joys. Walk With Me is "a beautifully crafted illustration of not only what it means to be a woman on the eve of 90 years of life, but also a feminist, a politician, a mother, a lover, a companion, and a living thing in the midst of an ever-turbulent world," according to the publisher's website.

Kunin's poetry "illuminates the confidence and insecurities inherent to all humans, even in older age. The images woven throughout this collection are tender and warm, giving the reader an outlet to appreciate what it means to be alive through each stanza, over and over again."

In addition to serving three terms as Vermont's governor, Kunin has written several books, including another book of poems - Red Kite, Blue Sky - and two memoirs - Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties, and Living a Political Life: One of America's First Women Governors Tells Her Story.

The event is free. To reserve a copy of Walk with Me, contact Bartleby's at 802-464-5425. Bartleby's Books is located at 17 West Main St. in downtown Wilmington and is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information,

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