I’ve been working steadily on my poetry, knowing that I have been failing this month every year and I’m hoping to finally have my first good poetry month. While I know there are a great many wonderful men out there who are poets, this blog strives to promote women writers as diversely as possible for now. In that spirit, I’m only mentioning the women poets I’ve read and I would love to hear suggests from readers as well.
As you can see, my experience with poetry, particularly women poets, has been small (though men poets are not much better with me), but things are looking up this year and I hope to add many more to my long term TBR down below.
My TBR for this month: (okay, I worked ahead, but these are the reviews to expect to see this month)
- The Princess Saves Herself in this One
- Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid
- Milk and Honey
- Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir
- Floating, Brilliant, Gone
Poets I’ve read:
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Map: Collected and Last Poems by Wisława Szymborska, translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak
- Madwomen: The “Locas mujeres” Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition
- Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems by Kate Coombs, illustrated by Meilo So
Poets I’d like to read sometime:
What are you reading for National Poetry Month?
I’d also love to hear about your reviews of any of these books or suggestions for next year, so leave a link or title in the comments if you have it!