April is National Poetry Month in the US. I’ve been trying to read more poetry in general anyway, and this month my goal is to read a poem every day.
There are a few sites I know of that offer a free poem per day, via email:
One is The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, which has a wonderful, free year round daily newsletter that provides “poems, prose, and literary history.” Garrison Keillor also produces a daily podcast where he reads each day’s newsletter. You can listen or sign up for emails on the site, or subscribe through iTunes. Few things in life are more soothing than listening to Garrison Keillor read you a poem and tell you about today’s literary history. I’ve been enjoying this podcast for years, and many of the daily poems I read this month will come from The Writer’s Almanac.
I also discovered that Knopf is offering a free poem a day in April, for National Poetry Month. You can subscribe on their site.
Besides these two newsletters, I will also be reading poems from Billy Collins (I own The Art of Drowning, The Trouble With Poetry, Nine Horses, and Ballistics), and Garrison Keillor’s anthology, Good Poems.
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