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USA TODAY Book Club: ‘Promises of Gold’ by José Olivarez

Join Chicago poet José Olivarez and USA TODAY entertainment editor Pamela Avila for an in-depth discussion on Olivarez’s second poetry collection, “Promises of Gold.”

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“Promises of Gold” focuses on a familial, brotherly, romantic, platonic and self kinds of love.

“It felt to me romantic love was given the most airplay in books, movies and TV shows,” Olivarez tells USA TODAY. “The more I thought about it, friendships are really those relationships that aren’t necessarily permanent, but they’re so important and so meaningful. Yet, they’re not usually the focal point of many books that I was reading or movies that I was watching.”

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