I’m signing up for the 2011 Fearless Poetry Challenge! x Serena, the hostess of this exciting new challenge, was my Secret Santa Giftee one year and I have always appreciated her love and passion for poetry. This year she is providing more incentive for me to dive into poetry. Frankly, when I am asked to think of a book blogger who loves poetry, Serena is at the top of the list.
It’s easy! We non-poetry-minded readers are asked to read ONLY ONE book of poems! How could I say no?
Thusly, to announce my commitment to one collection; I hereby declare that I officially choose Neon Vernacular by Yusef Komunyakaa. I purchased this after being convinced by Lu of Regular Rumination that it is a must-read. Lu is the second tremendous blogger that I think of when the topic of poetry comes up. Jeanne of Necromancy Never Pays is another.
I have already committed to reading the Erotic Works of D.H.Lawrence which also contains a few of his poems so I’m going to have two poetry books in my reading counts this year. Yay me!
What about you? Read any good poems lately?