Yes it’s true you don’t see a lot of poetry on my blog but that isn’t because I don’t like it – it’s mostly because I don’t understand it. I do enjoy reading it sometimes just for the pleasure of it. To celebrate, our friend Serena over at Savvy Verse & Wit has set up a National Poetry Month Blog Tour. She has lots of great bloggers participating and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun! Even I’m in on the Blog Tour and I’m going to be reviewing a poetry book from Margaret Atwood that caught my eye. So stay tuned, I’m not until the end of the month on April 26 so keep an eye out. You can check out Serena’s post here.
So, here’s the schedule so that you can pop in and visit all these blogs and see what they’ve shared with us for National Poetry Month (ps – I’m borrowing this right from Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit since she has it so nicely typed out already-thank you Serena):
April 1: Savvy Verse & Wit Welcome Post, Maw Books showcases her old poetry, Semicolon‘s Favorite Classic Poems Survey
April 2: Diary of an Eccentric on Emily Dickinson, 32 Poems Interview with Geoffrey Brock
April 3: Regular Rumination on poet Claudia Emerson
April 4: Indextrious Reader interviews poetry publisher Brick Books
April 5: Jenn’s Bookshelf reviews Tighty Whitey Spider by Kenn Nesbitt, West of Mars introduces the Roadie Poet
April 6: Janel’s Jumble showcases Estrella Azul, The Betty and Boo Chronicles showcases Poems from the Women’s Movement
April 7: Reading Frenzy features Edgar Allan Poe
April 8: Books and Movies features Billy Collins
April 9: Rhapsody in Books features W.B. Yeats, Literate Housewife will talk about Alan Ginsburg and one of his readings
April 10: Booking Mama will review Poetry Speaks Who I Am, Write Meg! features Kim Addonzinio
April 11: Tea Leaves will review “Song of two worlds” by Alan Lightman
April 12: Monniblog will highlight British Columbia, Canada, poets/poetry, Ernie Wormwood will talk about driving Lucille Clifton who did not drive.
April 13: Life Is a Patchwork Quilt features poetry for the deaf
April 14: SMS Book Reviews will surprise us with a poetry book review, Author Ru Freeman will talk about poetry’s cross-cultural presence, such as Palestinian poet Dharwish
April 15: KCBooks will discuss Robert Frost’s The Outsider and how it impacted her, Author Amok will post a Wall of Shame with a list of states that do not have poet laureates.
April 16: the life (and lies) of an inanimate flying object will review Poetry Speaks Who I Am and host a giveaway for 2 books, Evelyn Alfred will profile either Rita Dove, Marilyn Nelson, or Mari Evans.
April 17: She Is Too Fond of Books will review Tighty Whitey Spider, A Circle of Books will review a small illustrated Poetry anthology, Wordsworth The Eternal Romantic.
April 18: Bibliofreak will feature slam poet Regie Gibson and a technique for writing poetry that resembles that kid’s game called MASH.
April 19: New Century Reading will review a couple of poetry books, 1330V will also post a poetry book review
April 20: Bermudaonion will review The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky, 32 Poems Blog will interview John Poch.
April 21: A Few More Pages will feature Lucille Clifton
April 22: Necromancy Never Pays will feature a poem
April 23: Everything Distils Into Reading will review a poetry book, In Bed With Books will discuss Romantic poetry, how to read it, and review Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know.
April 24: the bookworm will feature Pablo Neruda
April 25: Bookalicio.us will review How to (un)cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block
April 26: Peeking Between the Pages reviews for one of these poets: Jill Bialosky, Margaret Atwood or Sylvia Plath; things mean a lot will review Mary Oliver’s Red Bird; Jen’s Book Thoughts features THE LINEUP: Poems on Crime by Reed Farrel Coleman
April 27: Jen’s Book Thoughts follows up with more poems of Reed Farrel Coleman; Linus’s Blanket will talk about her experience reading poetry, Reb Livingston’s Your Ten Favorite Words, for That’s How I Blog show with yours truly.
April 28: Ooh Books will post a poem for Free Verse with Mr. Linky; Estrella Azul will feature Karen Schindler.
April 29: Online Publicist will interview me, Boston Bibliophile interviews Cambridge Poet Populist Jean-Dany Joachim
April 30: Brimful Curiosities will feature read aloud poetry: Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young collected by Jack Prelutsky, All Kinds Of Families by Mary Ann Hoberman, The Wonder Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Diary of an Eccentric‘s The Girl talks about Shel Silverstein and his books.
Have fun and join in with us in celebrating National Poetry Month!
Maybe when we're done with this month of poetry you and I will have a better understanding of it!!
Hi Dar.. so nice to see this post. You did such a great job. I look forward to participating with you and others.
I cant wait to see what everyone thinks…thanks for posting this!
Hi Dar, I am right in tune with poetry month, because I posted a poem on my blog today, with the poet's permission. He has written a book "Poetry as spiritual practice."
And I didn't even know it was poetry month, it is a God-incidence, as opposed to a coincidence 🙂
I don't understand it very well either. I hope I can do a good job with my review.
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Happy Poetry Month 🙂 Looking forward to your post.