Read More/Blog More Poetry: A Monthly Event!

When Kelly and Eva were interested in reading poetry, they asked if I had any suggestions. Jason and I both compiled a list of our favorites and when Kelly posted about it on her blog. Quite a few people asked if it was a challenge. Kelly and I started thinking… maybe it should be!

Now that the New Year has come and gone and you’ve started on all your challenges and readalongs, Kelly and I would like to jump in and add just one more. Instead of a readalong or a reading challenge, though, this is a blog-along with one goal: blog about poetry once a month.

If you regularly read poetry, if you’re just starting to explore the form, if you want a reason to read more, but most of all, if you want a place to talk, gripe, or wax poetic about poetry, this is your blog-along. If you want a place where you can ask questions about poetry, share your favorite poem, discuss how poetry makes you feel, this is just your kind of event.

Most of all, this is a laid-back way to get the book blogging community posting about poetry. This isn’t necessarily a challenge to read more poetry, though we hope you will! (Check out Serena at Saavy, Verse & Wit’s awesome poetry challenge!) There is only one rule: post about poetry once a month, on the last Tuesday of the month. Then Kelly and I will write a wrap-up post the following Friday to keep the discussion going.

Details:

Poetry: Read More/Blog More – A Monthly Event!

1) Post about poetry on your blog on the following dates:

January 31st
February 28th
March 27th
April 23rd
May 29th
June 26th
July 31st
August 28th
September 25th
October 30th
November 27th
December 18th

2) Sign up with Mr. Linky! (Please link to a post specifically about this event if possible!) Kelly and I will be hosting the monthly Mr. Linky on alternating months, starting with my blog in January.

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34 thoughts on “Read More/Blog More Poetry: A Monthly Event!

  1. It is definitely one of my goals to read more poetry in 2012, so count me in! I started a feature (not a meme) on my blog a couple of months ago which I call “Poetry Peeks.” I had planned to post weekly but after I got started I realized that it probably wasn’t going to happen that often. Your meme will give me a target date to work towards. I’m using Harold Bloom’s The Best Poems in the English Language as a guide, starting with Wordsworth.
    Great idea!
    Cheers,
    Nicki

  2. Oh, excellent! Just the kind of encouragement I needed. I might not join in every month, but it will be lovely to participate whenever possible.

  3. Sounds like a good plan Lu! Like Ana, I don’t know if I’ll manage it every month, but I definitely want to read more poetry this year.

  4. Thanks for linking to my challenge. I hope people will participate in the reading challenge which has been expanded to include participation in the Virtual Poetry Circle. I’ll likely join in with this as well, but I will probably post about it on Sunday.

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