Library Book Club Online: Angela Jackson

All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In November, we will read and discuss More Than Meat and Raiment by Angela Jackson

Angela Jackson is a Chicago poet, playwright, and novelist. She has received numerous honors for both fiction and poetry, including the 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Her poetry collection All These Roads Be Luminous (1998) was nominated for the National Book Award, and her debut novel, Where I Must Go (2009), won the American Book Award. In addition to Comfort Stew, Jackson has written several other plays: Witness! (1978), Shango Diaspora: An African-American Myth of Womanhood and Love (1980), and Lightfoot: The Crystal Stair.

Registration is required for this event. To register, please fill out this form. To allow for more readers to participate in Book Club, readers are welcome to register for either the November Library Book Club discussion of More Than Meat and Raiment by Angela Jackson or the December Library Book Club discussion of The Glass Constellation by Arthur Sze, but not both sessions.

All participants residing in the United States will be offered a complimentary copy of the book for the session they are registered in. If you would like to have a copy of that title mailed to you, please include your mailing address.

Closed captioning is available via Google Meet. We are happy to provide ASL interpretation. Please let us know at least one week in advance, if possible, if you would benefit from an ASL interpreter in attendance. If you would benefit from any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing [email protected]. To learn more about Google Meet’s built-in accessibility features visit