April is National Poetry Month
|In 1996, The Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month. They've suggested thirty ways to celebrate, one for each day of the month. Today's suggestion is to read a book of poetry. Here are some great places to start:|
- The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Over 1700 poems. Read a poem a day for four and a half years, then start over again.
- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman - Includes "Song of Myself," "I Hear American Singing," "O Captain! My Captain!" Perhaps my favorite poet.
- Collected Poems, 1909-1962 by T.S. Eliot - Features "The Waste Land," "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Ash Wednesday," "The Hollow Men," "Journey of the Magi." I could study a line a day, and still there would be more for me to learn from Eliot.
- Poems and Prose by Gerard Manley Hopkins - Includes "God's Grandeur," "Inversnaid," "The Windhover," "Pied Beauty."
- The Poetry of Robert Frost, Complete and Unabridged - "Mending Wall," "The Road Not Taken," "Nothing Gold Can Stay," and others.
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posted by Nick Senger at 5:23 AM