National Poetry Month + Call for Poetry Posts

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?

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. Just stopping by to say that this is a great idea. I’ve put together a blogger tour for the entire month at Savvy Verse & Wit. If you’d like to check out the schedule, here it is: http://www.savvyverseandwit.com/2010/03/welcome-to-national-poetry-month.html

    A number of bloggers will be participating. I hope that you will grab a button and join the fun. I’ll be posting about poetry as much as possible this month as well.
    .-= SavvyVerse&Wit´s last post on blog ..Welcome to National Poetry Month =-.

  2. I think I might reread The Aeneid this month, if I have time. I haven’t read it in ages, and it’s long been a favorite of mine.
    .-= Jenny´s last post on blog ..Reading along =-.

  3. As you know, several of us bloggers are participating in Serena’s National Poetry Month blog tour. Could those posts count towards Bookworms Carnival, or should it be an unique poetry post? I’m new to the Carnival concept, so don’t know all the rules for it.

    1. Valerie, yes, those posts could count — really anything poetry related. I hadn’t known about the poetry month blog tour and in fact I wouldn’t have said I’d do a poetry bookworms carnival if I’d known! I may link to that tour at the end, so I’d love any additional posts people submit too!

      The point of the Bookworms Carnival to give a round-up of all the (recent) posts on a certain subject or genre. Kind of a way of celebrating the subject or genre. (I’m afraid it looks like I”m stepping on toes now… with the blog tour going on.)

      At any rate, I’m happy to promote poetry, though, so hopefully it’s all happy because there is even more celebration of poetry!

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