Kathleen McGookey and Priscilla Atkins

dual_picJoin us for an evening of poetry as area luminaries Kathleen McGookey and Priscilla Atkins read from their current works.

McGookey’s Stay grew out of her experiences while simultaneously caring for her dying parents and infant son. The Cafe of Our Departure, Priscilla Atkins’ new book, offers up lyric poems as a fugue of friendship. It is also a finalist for the American Library Association’s Over-the-Rainbow recommended list for 2016. Both poets will be on hand to sign books and answer questions.

Reserve a copy of Stay
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Hedy Habra at Kazoo Books II

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Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 6:30 PM

Join us for a reading from Under Brush Strokes, a collection of poetry inspired by visual art. The reading will be followed by a Q&A. Hedy is the author of two full-fledged collections of poetry. Her first collection, Tea in Heliopolis, won the 2014 USA Best Book Award for Poetry and was among four finalists for the International Poetry Book Award.

“Hedy Habra’s Under Brushstrokes is a rich tapestry of images, sounds and meanings. Like any tapestry the complexity of weaving, the craft and artistry are often under or subliminal to the larger images, and in this way the book lives up to its title in that there is so much foundation that goes into the building of an image and giving the image not only meanings but breath and life itself. Enjoy Under Brushstrokes, it is meant to be read and read again.”

 -J.P. Dancing Bear, Editor, The American Poetry Journal

Loreen Niewenhuis: Van Buren Reads

From September 1st through October 16th, all Van Buren readers are encouraged to join together and read A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach by Michigan author Loreen Niewenhuis. Needless to say, readers in other cities are more than welcome to read … [Continue reading]

The Garden at Kazoo Books on Clarendon


Our store at 407 North Clarendon has a beautiful, sunny flower garden. In recent years we have been cultivating milkweed plants for the Monarch butterflies. We got our first caterpillar last year, near the end of the growing season. This year we … [Continue reading]