Poetry Reading Challenge 2021

In 2020, I read 21 books of poetry and listened to one collection on audio. Some were published last year, but some were languishing on my bookshelf for no good reason. All of these books were 4 and 5 stars.

I think last year’s challenge went well, so the options will remain the same:

  • One of the easiest, and possibly most difficult, will be getting people to sign up to read a poem-a-day through the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day service. The challenge is to read a poem-a-day for a week once per month and write about which poems were your favorite and why. You can write up a short blurb on your Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or your blog. I’d love for you to share your experience in the comments each month.
  • Second, read at least 1 book of poetry (doesn’t have to be cover-to-cover) and write about your favorite poems and what you learned about yourself while reading those poems.
  • Third, if you want to go all out, feel free to read as many books of poetry as you can in one year and link to your reviews in the comments.

If you accept one of the options or the whole challenge, leave a comment with where you will be posting about your year in poetry.

If you want to leave your blog link, sign up in a post and leave your blog URL to your post below:

Don’t forget to grab the image!


  1. […] Poetry Reading Challenge. This one is hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit and there are several levels of participation. I’m going to do the third level which involves reading as many books of poetry as you can in one year. I already sign up for the poem-a-day email so that’s covered. […]

  2. […] ***Poetry Reading Challenge @ Savvy Verse & Wit – Multiple options: Sign up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem a day for a week once a month and write about them. Or read poetry books. […]

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