As for my wish to turn 2020 and the new decade into enlightenment, I have decided to participate in Savvy Verse and Wit’s Poetry Reading Challenge 2020.
The reading options:
- 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 favourite 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 favourite 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.
My preferences will be a blend of the first and second options; I will be reading poems for Poe, Dickinson, Shelley, and Lord Byron.