2022 Poetry Reading Challenge

It’s that time of year again where reading challenges emerge. We, as readers, just love to challenge ourselves by expanding our horizons and reading more than we did in previous years.

2022 is no different.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

In August, I’ll be hosting a poetry book read-a-long. Voting on which book we read will be done in July 2022.


  1. Glad you’re hosting this again. I’ll do my best but you know how I’ve been with my reading in the last year lol

  2. This sounds great count me in!

  3. This sounds like fun! I plan to do all three challenges. I will post my reviews on blog (linked).

  4. Hi Serena, long time no see. I’ll dive in with one and two. I’ve been dabbling with writing poetry and after reading some of the poem a day writings, now I don’t feel like mine is horrible. LOL! I’ll be posting on my two blessings. My son’s been keeping it alive when I slack off.

    • Robin, how wonderful that you’ve been writing poems! I’m so glad to hear that. I hope it is going well. There’s all kinds of poetry. Don’t be discouraged.

      I love that your son is keeping your blog alive.

  5. Oh this sounds great! I’ll definitely be joining you on this! 🙂 I think I’ll go for #1!

  6. I’m doing #3.

  7. This is exciting and inspiring. I think I’ll do one and two!

  8. I’ll be reading and reviewing poetry at Necromancy Never Pays and love to hear from others who are reading poems!


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