April is National Poetry month and I have 8 unread poetry books on my to-be-read (TBR) shelf. Most of these are books that I’ve picked up over the past few months, but one’s been lingering for about 2 years, which is a tiny bit embarrassing.
Given my sometimes-not-great life-long relationship with poetry, I don’t generally do anything to mark or celebrate poetry month. I also don’t usually have more than one or two poetry books on my TBR shelf. Oh, and, my TBR shelf is threatening to breach it’s boundaries, which means that I really need to focus on it for a couple weeks.
These are the poetry books I have:
- Assi Manifesto
- My Shoes are Killing Me
- Strike / Slip
- The Waking Comes Late
- Fifth World Drum
- Marvels of the Invisible
- 60₵ Coffee and A Quarter to Dance (the one that’s been lingering for 2 years)
Also, I’m expecting Stranger, Baby to arrive late in the month and I have an anthology that includes some poetry, The Museum of All Things Awesome and that Go Boom, which I’ll start reading if I finish others read.
It’s going to be a very poetic month for me.