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 3: Regular Rumination on poet Claudia Emerson
April 4: Indextrious Reader interviews poetry publisher Brick Books
April 7: Reading Frenzy features Edgar Allan Poe
April 8: Books and Movies features Billy Collins
April 11: Tea Leaves will review “Song of two worlds” by Alan Lightman
April 13: Life Is a Patchwork Quilt features poetry for the deaf
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 18: Bibliofreak will feature slam poet Regie Gibson and a technique for writing poetry that resembles that kid’s game called MASH.
April 21: A Few More Pages will feature Lucille Clifton
April 22: Necromancy Never Pays will feature a poem
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 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!