We had the pleasure of meeting Natalie from Tavern Books, when she came down to visit the street library and donate a bag of poetry to Street Books. Tavern Books is a not-for-profit literary publisher, but they have several different projects going. One of them is called Poetry State, and its aim is to “build and sustain poetry collections in Oregon libraries.” Natalie brought us carefully selected titles that include local hero-poet Carlos Reyes and former Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser, as well as an anthology of African American poetry and more. We are grateful for the gift, and know that our patrons will appreciate the poetry. Thanks again, Tavern Books!