April is National Poetry Month in the United States, but why not celebrate poetry around the globe this month? Whether or not you normally read poetry, pick up a volume of something, be it modern, classic, or ancient. If a volume is too intimidating, just read one poem!
A bonus to this April is I’m hosting a Bookworms Carnival all about Poetry at the end of the month. Read something and write about it on your blog by April 23. Send me the link by emailing rebecca [at] rebeccaread [dot] com (with Bookworms Carnival in the subject line) and I’ll include you in my Carnival. If you don’t feel like reading something new, you could write about your favorite poems or poets as well or you could send an old post. The bottom line is that I’d love to see a variety of poetry poetry: modern, western classics, non-western.
I’m going to be going on a weekend trip and so I won’t be around the next few days to respond to comments, etc. My reading material? The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and Everyman’s Pocket Poets: William Blake. I’m going to make a point of carrying poetry around with me all month. What about you?