The word “library” comes from the Latin word “liber” which means “book.” A library is an organized collection of books representing learning or knowledge for reading or reference. We think of a library as a place where books live, and ideally can be seen by everyone and even borrowed.
My work is well-represented in libraries near and far, searchable on WorldCat, the online database of OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center. I became familiar with WorldCat many years ago when I was introduced to the altogether thrilling idea of interlibrary loans, which have made possible the obscure research I love.
Libraries and books have been changing form. Here in this section I have teased out the various aspects of writing and “bookness” onto separate pages. My Library touches on art and calligraphy, diaries and essays, craft and memoir, reviews and poetry.