Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Poetry Reading Challenge 2021

 Another I have enjoyed. I will get as many books of poetry as I can.

  • One of the easiest, and possibly most difficult, will be getting people to sign up to read a poem-a-day through the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day service. The challenge is to read a poem-a-day for a week once per month and write about which poems were your favorite and why. You can write up a short blurb on your Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or your blog. I’d love for you to share your experience in the comments each month.
  • Second, read at least 1 book of poetry (doesn’t have to be cover-to-cover) and write about your favorite poems and what you learned about yourself while reading those poems.
  • Third, if you want to go all out, feel free to read as many books of poetry as you can in one year and link to your reviews in the comments.

What I am reading:
  1. Crank--Ellen Hopkins
  2. Assata: An Autobiography--Assata Shakur
  3. Other Words For Home--Jasmine Warga
  4. Girl, Woman, Other--Bernardine Evaristo
  5. Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson (reread)
  6. Fairy Tales of Ireland--W.B. Yeats
  7. The Earth is Painted Green--Barbara Brenner
  8. Sister Outsider--Audre Lorde
  9. Classic Poetry--Michael Rosen
  10. The Dog in British Poetry--R. Maynard Leonard
  11. Victorian Poetry, Volume 1
  12. The Tradition--Jericho Brown
  13. Girls Like Me--Lola St. Vil
  14. An American Sunrise--Joy Harjo
  15. Forget Me Not--Ellie Terry
  16. Inside Out & Back Again--Thanhha Lai
  17. Moldilocks and the Three Scares--Lynne Marie
  18. Wings--Cheryl B. Klein
  19. Harlem--Walter Dean Myers
  20. Clap When You Land--Elizabeth Acevedo
  21. Los Gatos Black on Halloween--Marisa Montes
  22. Ten, Nine, Eight--Molly Bang
  23. The Scariest Book Ever--Bob Shea
  24. The Ghosts Go Haunting--Helen Ketteman
  25. Dancing Naked...In Red Fuzzy Slippers--Carmen Richardson Rutlen
  26. The Poetry of Strangers--Brian Sonia-Wallace
  27. What Makes a Family?--Annette Griffin
  28. Llama, Llama, Red Pajama--Anna Dewdney
  29. A Visit From St. Nicholas--Clement C. Moore (reread)
  30. Construction Site on Christmas Night--Sherri Duskey Rinker
  31. All I Want for Christmas is Ewe--Rose Rossner
  32. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree--Robert Barry
  33. A Coronavirus Christmas--Shannon Jett
  34. I Would Leave Me If I Could--Halsey
  35. A Very Merry Little Christmas--Mary Engelbreit
  36. Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas--Kimberly Dean
Calling challenge complete on December 19


Savvy Verse & Wit said...

Welcome to the poetry reading challenge

Elephant's Child said...

Someone (Rumi?) said that poetry is the language of the heart. Which makes a heap of sense to me. I should read more of it - thanks for this reminder.

Sandra Cox said...

I thoroughly enjoy poetry.

Literary Feline said...

I look forward to seeing what you read and recommend, Jamie!

Iliana said...

Hi Jamie! Also joining Serena's challenge and so curious to hear what you'll read for this one. Love discovering new poets!