I decided to extend March’s Round Up post to today, because I know a lot of people (including me!) were busy with the fabulous Bloggiesta, and I didn’t want this post to get lost in the shuffle. We had a good month, but I hope to see even more people participating in April. It is National Poetry Month after all!
I posted about different ways to get a little bit of poetry in your daily life through different resources around the web.
Jeanne at Necromancy Never Pays posted about the Philip Larkin poem “Church Going.” Philip Larkin is one of my favorite poets, but this is a new-to-me poem. I’m sure it will give you a lot to think about!
Kwadwo posted at logo-ligi about the Yoruba word abiku, which means born to die, but refers to the spirit of a child who does not live long and shared two poems about abiku by two different poets, Wole Soyinka and John Pepper Clark. Such an interesting comparison!
Snowball at Come, Sit by the Hearth… wrote about the importance of having a “Room of One’s Own,” and for Snowball it’s a room filled with books, or “old friends” as she calls them. (I tend to agree!) She also shared the Emily Dickinson poem “There is no frigate like a book.”
Debbie at ExUrbanis shares a short and sweet, simply beautiful medieval poem.
Lizzy at Lizzy’s Literary Life posted about an event featuring poet John Burnside. He sounds like such an interesting man!
Gavin at Page 247 posted about listening to poetry, instead of reading it, including a couple links to poetry festivals around the country.
At The Parrish Lantern, there is a post about World Poetry Day and various poems from around the world. I especially loved “Lapse” by Nii Ayikwei Parkes.
This month we’re also hosting a giveaway for The Day the World Ends by Ethan Coen (yes, that Ethan Coen). Kelly did a random.org drawing from all the participants in January, February and March and the winner is…
Care of Care’s Online Book Club!
Yay, Care! Please shoot us an email, Twitter DM, or snail mail letter with your address. You know where we are! Thank you to everyone for participating in March and I definitely hope to see y’all on April 23rd.