In 2011 I read a single volume of poetry. That’s not really all that surprising, as poetry is not typically one of my go-to genres. I would like to read more of it, though. So I’m signing up for the 2012 Fearless Poetry Exploration Challenge hosted by Serena over at Savvy Verse & Wit.
Here’s what you have to do (your choice):
a. Read and review up to 2 books of poetry throughout 2012 and leave the full link to each review in Mr. Linky.
b. Participate in at least 3 Virtual Poetry Circles throughout the year.
c. Sign up to feature poetry on your blog for April’s National Poetry Month as part of Savvy Verse & Wit’s Blog Tour.
d. Or some combination of the above.
At the very least, I’m aiming to read and review two books of poetry. I’ve got them picked out, now I just need to go buy them: Nikky Finney’s NBA award winning Head Off and Split and If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, translated by Anne Carson.
Do you have a favorite poet? Any suggestions for what I should read? Tell me in the comments!