I’ve given this a lot of thought since the BBAW awards. I’m going to host my very first poetry reading challenge.
I’ve been a participant in a few poetry reading challenges, but it always seems as though the participants are people who already read poetry and like it.
So I’m challenging every reader and all your friends to join the year-long 2011 Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge!
My poetry reading challenge is meant to be easy and to challenge everyone to read just 1 book of poetry, whether its contemporary or classic doesn’t matter, as long as you read one. You can even wait until midway through the challenge and join the read-a-long of a poetry book that I’ll be selecting.
It also doesn’t matter if you like all the poems or not or whether you understand every phrase or line. This is the challenge in which you Give Poetry a Chance!
If you want to sign up, please leave a link in Mr. Linky and snag the button.
You can tell me how many books you plan to read in the comments if you like.
But remember that as long as you read 1 book, you’ve completed the challenge. You can’t fail if you just give poetry a try.
If you need direction or suggestions, you can check out my previous reviews or leave a comment about the type of prose writing you enjoy and I can try to match you with a book or poet.
1. 2011 Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge will run from Jan. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011.
2. Read 1+ books during the year and post a review.
3. Leave a link to your review in the Mr. Linky.
***Don’t forget to grab the button.***