Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Poetry: Read More/Blog More – A Monthly Event! - Month 2


Hi everyone! Welcome to the second month of the Read More/Blog More Poetry Event. I am sorry I am a bit late. I had planned to have this post up hours ago.

This month sort of got away from me, so I am just going to answer the questions Lu posted on her blog last month. Then you will find Mr. Linky at the bottom.

- Your favorite poem
Probably 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti. I read it for the first time back in university and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the reread of it last year. I own a copy of a book with it in it. I held on to it after university.

- Your favorite poet
I really enjoy Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I haven't read either of them in years, though. And Christina Rossetti, but other than 'Goblin Market' I haven't read her in years either.

- Do you read poetry often? Why or why not?
uh, nope. If I did I would probably have a better post for today! I have just never got into poetry. I have been lucky to find poets here and there that I enjoy, but I don't search them out as much as I should.

- Why did you start reading poetry?
Well, I started reading poetry this year because I want to expand my horizons a bit. I am not off to a good start as this is month two and I read nothing!

- Do you ever write poetry?
Nope! I had to back in like high school and that was traumatic enough, thanks.

- Is there a poet you’ve always wanted to read but never have?
um, probably, but nothing is jumping out to me at the moment.

- What do you hope to accomplish through a year of writing about poetry?
Well, I will hopefully figure out some sort of method to write about poetry. I had a hard time figuring out what to say last month. I also hope to pick-up more on imagery and things I wouldn't necessarily notice. Then, I would just like to be able to say I do like poetry by finding authors and poems that I enjoy.

- Do you think you’ll read more poetry this year?
Hopefully the rest of the year will go better than this month!

Sorry! I was even slower because I hadn't used Mr. Linky in ages. (I couldn't remember my log-in...)



30 comments:

  1. If I were to answers those questions, our answers would be eerily similar. I don't read poetry at all and have joined this event to start a journey which will lead me who knows where ....

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    1. I hope it leads us somewhere that has a lasting effect!

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  2. I love finding more people who are writing about poetry!

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    1. Hopefully lots of people will join in!

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  3. I'm exploring all types of poetry this year, also had to get my post written ahead of time so didn't use the questions. I apologize if my post doesn't quite fit the format but hope that it at least achieves the goal of reading more poetry - of all types.

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    1. I wish I had got my post organized ahead of time. I came down with a cold, though, and I just got lazy the last week or so. I don't really think we have a format, so whatever you want to post about is probably fine!

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  4. I have a post for this later today. But I wanted to stop by and recommend you read Molly Peacock's book, How to Read a Poem (http://savvyverseandwit.com/2009/06/how-to-read-poem-and-start-poetry.html) I found it even more helpful.

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    1. Thanks! I went to see about buying a copy but it appears to be out-of-print. The library has it, though, so I put it on hold. :)

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    2. For some reason I am unable to access Savvy Verse and Wit, at all. The message says that I am forbidden.

      Is this more computer madness or have I offended you somehow?

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    3. No, you have not offended. The wonderful server gods have intervened and made the blog unavailable for a few hours yesterday, but all seems to be well today. I don't see a comment from you, but perhaps you can leave one today! I will check the spam comment folder just to be sure.

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  5. Ok, I finally added my link. I hope it shows up. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks

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    1. It showed up. Thanks for joining in!

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  6. I rarely read poetry but have come to love novels in verse and they're kind of like poetry.

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    1. I do like novels in verse myself.

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    2. I don't think I've ever read a novel in verse. at least lately. Any suggestions?

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    3. The Firefly Letters! Sooooo good.

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    4. I like Ellen Hopkins off the top of my head. She has a young adult trilogy about drug addiction that is very well done. And other books.

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    5. I adore novels in verse...have you read The Braid?

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  7. I feel like a poetry beginner but I'm learning slowly to appreciate it more.

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    1. Me too! I need to discover more...

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  8. I am partial to Geoffrey Chaucer and William Blake. I think I am going to spend this summer getting reacquainted with them. I'm hoping that my review pilee will have gone by then. :-)

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    1. Wow, that's a bit over my head at this current time. I have wanted to read both, but I have to work in that direction.... If you do you will have to share for the posts those months!

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  9. Thanks for hosting, Kelly! You and Lu will definitely have a positive influence on my poetry reading habits this year. I can already tell :P

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    1. Lucky you! It is the second month and I all ready am failing. lol

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  10. Thanks for hosting this! I've been wanting to read more poetry this year, but it's incredibly hard to review because poetry is so subjective.

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    1. I know! I have a very hard time talking about it, but I try!

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  11. Let me offer up a poem suggestion... Renascence by Edna St Vincent Millay.

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  12. This is such a wonderful idea! I am so bad at making poetry a priority. I'd love to discover a few more poets I don't know well. Also, did you know the Postal Service is putting out poet stamps this year!

    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2011/09/2012-will-bring-forever-poetry-stamps/

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  13. Sorry for my delinquent post which has just been published. It is on an essay I found on the Internet today by poet Mark Doty in response to the question: "Can Poetry Console a Grieving Public?" One of the interesting things he said, of many, was that the Barnes & Noble in Union Square, NYC was totally empty in the days immediately following 9-11, except for the poetry section.

    I am a poetry newbie and am finding solace in my grief journey, in different ways than with prose works. Thanks for hosting this monthly event!

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  14. Nice blog. My favorite poem(short one that is) is Ozymandias http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/ozymandias-percy-bysshe-shelley.html

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