Richard Brown Lethem short premieres for his book “Roots, Stones and Baggage” Out on Bamboo Dart Press April 22

Richard Brown Lethem has, at 90, put together a book that acts as a survey and a reflecting pool of his life’s work thus far. The book Roots, Stones and Baggage features a wide swath of his poems and paintings spanning from 1952 to 2023. His paintings have traversed the world for installations and he continues to create output at a breakneck speed. This book is the first collection to feature his poetry and includes full color reproductions of some of a baker’s dozen of his paintings that span his life, allowing the reader to follow the arc of this talented writer and artist as he continues to push and grow.

Check out the short featuring a reading from a poem written at the begin of 2023 by Lethem below.

Roots, Stones and Baggage features an introduction by Jonathan Lethem. Both Lethem’s will be reading from their new books at The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts on Saturday afternoon May 20th. Details to follow soon. Jonathan Lethem’s new book of poetry and lyrics is out now. Richard Brown Lethem’s book is out April 22nd on Bamboo Dart Press and is available here and worldwide.