Poet Tess Taylor at Napa Bookmine

Napa Bookmine hosts an evening with Tess Taylor, author of Leaning Toward Light, on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. Much like reading a good poem, caring for plants brings comfort, solace and joy to many. In this new poetry anthology, poet and gardener Taylor brings together a diverse range of contemporary voices to offer poems that celebrate that joyful connection to the natural world. Several well-known contemporary writers, as well as some of poetry’s rising stars, contributed to this collection, including Ross Gay, Jericho Brown, Mark Doty, Jane Hirshfield, Ada Limón, Danusha Laméris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Garrett Hongo, Ellen Bass and James Crews. Tess Taylor is the author of five collections of poetry including Work & Days, which was named one of the 10 best books of poetry of 2016 by the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Times Literary Supplement, CNN and the New York Times. She has also served as on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered for over a decade. Taylor lives in the Bay Area where she tends fruit trees and backyard chickens. Questions? Email events@napabookmine.com. Napa Bookmine, 1625 Second St., Napa, www.napabookmine.com


October 26
6:00 pm