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New and Occasional Additions

Throughout the month of April, I shared insights about poets, poems, quotations, poetic forms, and my own poetry practice based on these themes. I decided that I enjoy what I am learning about the poets I am studying. Learning new things–even about topics I already know in depth–excites me and […]

Summer Reading Challenge

One of the highlights of my childhood was going to our public library with my own library card and signing up for the summer reading challenge. Admittedly, I had grand goals of filling in all those lines. I did read. A lot. I just don’t know that I ever filled […]

My Top 7 Favorite Memoirs

Memoir: a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation. Usually memoirs. an account of one’s personal life and experiences; autobiography. the published record of the proceedings of a group or organization, as of a learned society. a biography or biographical sketch. […]

My Top 7 Favorite Classics

Recently, a fellow bibliophile and friend challenged me to list seven of my favorite books. It is a challenge to pick only seven, and the list is somewhat subject to change depending on the genre. So, I’m going to expand my list to include the other genres. But, first, these […]

You Come Too by Robert Frost

Five Stars You Come Too by Robert Frost is one of my favorite collections in my poetry library. I’m not sure when I bought it, but I think I’ve had it since high school. Apparently, that makes it a collector copy, although I have the paperback version of the hardcover. […]

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Five Stars I would be remiss if I did not mention Shakespeare during Poetry Month and the week of his birthday (April 23). I’m not going to cite a specific collection because Shakespeare’s work can be easily accessed from a number of sources. I prefer his sonnets over his plays […]