kip's desert book club
the desert by brandon shimoda
january 7th at BOXO house



It's always exciting to hear of a new title to add to the long list of desert literature. Ben Estes from The Song Cave recently sent me a copy of The Desert by Brandon Shimoda, hot off the press! This is a book of poems and prose featuring the unique desert perspective of a WW2 Japanese internment camp resident. I realize that poetry is a challenge for a lot of us. This book fortunately has a section of present day journal entries that stands on its own, so it has something for everyone to discuss on January 7th, 2019 at Bernard Liebov's BOXO house. 

The BOXO House address is 62732 Sullivan Rd. Joshua Tree, CA, but don't bother to GPS yourself there, it will end in tears. Simply turn south on Whitefeather Rd off of Hwy 62, drive past the hospital and turn right on the second dirt road when you see the BOXO sign. Bernard's house will be the second one on the left with the Book Club sign in front. Bring a folding chair if you have one so we are sure to have enough seating and try to park around back near the garage if you can. See you there and don't forget to bring the delicious snacks and drinks!

—Kip