National Poetry Month

Well, here we are mid month and I’m just now getting around to posting about one of my favorite reading events, National Poetry Month!

So it may be a bit of old news to everyone but hopefully you’ve been enjoying some good poems all month.

I recently finish reading my first poetry collection of the year, I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer, which is a collection of erasure poems created from comments she received both from supporters and detractors. I especially loved the ones that were from negative comments and how she turned around the poem into something powerful and a way to fight back the negativity.

I plan to read another poetry collection but just not sure which one yet. I have some poetry books on my shelves which I haven’t read yet. Some Margaret Atwood, Tracy K. Smith and a collection of nature poems. So we’ll see which one I read next.

Other than that, just been trying to stay sane. Unfortunately the bookbinding class I was going to attend this month got rescheduled but something I can look forward to in the summer.

One exciting thing I did read recently, is that Austin is one of the best cities in the country for book lovers. We may not be #1 but we’ve moved up the ranks and are now at #15. Love that!

I hope you are all doing well and let me know if you’ve read any good poems lately or discovered a new favorite poet!

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