So I'm not going to take on the big challenge because I know I can't / won't do it. However, that doesn't mean that I'm not going to acknowledge Poetry Month. My plan is to attend some local readings, participate in a weekend revision workshop led by Baron Wormser at the Barred Owl Retreat in Massachusetts, and go the extra mile to support poets and poetry by purchasing as many poetry and poetry-related books as I can without ending up in debtors' prison.
I'm off to a good start. Here's what's already on my table:
- Where the Dead Are, by Wanda Praisner
- Anatomy of Melancholy, by Robert Wrigley
- Kingdom Animalia, by Aracelsis Girmay
- The Switching/Yard, by Jan Beatty
- Survivors' Picnic, by Deborah Bruce
- Charms Against Lightning, by James Arthur
- Gloryland, by Anne Marie Macari
- The World Keeps Turning to Light: A Renga by the State Poets Laureate of America, by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Here's a list of 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month, provided by the Academy of American Poets.