The first release in Kent State University Press’ fifth Wick Poetry Chapbook Series is “Poppy Seeds,” collecting the work of Allison Davis.
“Spanning oceans and continents, language and the imagination, the unfathomable distances between people and their desires, Allison Davis’ ‘Poppy Seeds’ creates an ‘immaculate atlas,’ ” said information from the publisher. “Here language is ‘broken . . . against the margin of the sea.”
Davis was born in Youngstown and lives in Columbus.
Two free publications from the Ohio Development Service Agency’s Office of TourismOhio — the “2013 Ohio Travel Guide” and the “2013 Spring/Summer Ohio Calendar of Events” — are available in print or digital form by visiting DiscoverOhio.com or calling 1-800-BUCKEYE.
The travel guide includes photographs, a pull-out state map with attractions located, a “Sports Ohio” section, a section for Ohio’s historical anniversaries, and more than 3,000 listings for destinations, attractions, lodging facilities, and restaurants.
Ann McClain Roher, author of “Mr. Picky and Me: Lessons from a Master Chickadee,” will present a four-part program, “Exploring the Seasons of the Chickadee,” at at Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve.
The first session of the program will be from 1 to 2:15 p.m. March 23 at Beech Creek. Topics will include the chickadees’ spring activities of courtship and nesting, common myths and assumptions about the familiar bird, tip for attracting chickadees to your property, and helping to preserve and protect the species.
Registration for the free seminar is suggested, but not required. Call 330-829-7050. Beech Creek is at 11929 Beech St. NE.
Terri Nighswonger of Novelty will sign copies of her book, “The Grace Assignment,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Arabica Coffee House at 12626 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland.
In the book, Nighswonger’s main character, a journalist and “mediocre Christian,” writes a story and experiences a murder, causing him to struggle to “find peace and understand God’s will.”
BOOK CLUB PICKS
Books-A-Million’s book club picks for March include:
Fiction “Death Comes to Pemberley” by P.C. James.
Nonfiction “A Train in Winter” by Caroline Moorehead.
Literary “The Plum Tree” by Ellen Marie Wiseman.
Teen “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver.
Kids “Warriors 1: Into the Wild” by Erin Hunter.
Faithpoint — “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson.
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