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The Overstory by Richard Powers Reviewed by Susan Bazargan

Reading Richard Powers’s The Overstory, I was reminded of George Herbert, the 17th-century metaphysical poet and priest, a “devotional lyricist” known for writing “pattern poems,” in which the lines are so arranged that they become visual, “concrete” representations of the subject of the poem. Powers’s novel offers a grand reworking

This Week in Reference: E-Commerce, Ancient Dance, and the Great Chicago Fire

E-Commerce, Ancient Dance, and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 As the temperature outside begins to drop, library research is heating up! We’ve been getting a wide variety of interesting research questions at the library this month.  Some of the topics that our Research Librarians and Peer Research Tutors helped