Last month I learned from Serena that Lu, Kelly, and Eva had issued the following challenge: post about poetry once a month, on the last Tuesday of the month, for 2012, and so here I am again. Last month I posted one of my own poems, but missed these questions from Lu to help kick off the year of poetry. Without further ado, here they are:
Your favorite poet
Raymond Carver, with Sylvia Plath, a close second. I also enjoy the work of the poet H.D., Gwendolynn Brooks and Carl Sandburg.
Do you read poetry often? Why or why not?
Not as often as I would like. Why not? Because I just forget about it.
Why did you start reading poetry?
As for “serious” poetry, I started reading it in college for a contemporary poetry course and was hooked immediately. As for “not so serious” poetry, I guess it would have to be when I was a child with Dr. Seuss.
Do you ever write poetry?
In college, and the years immediately after college, I did, but since have not written much of anything, other than on this blog.
Is there a poet you’ve always wanted to read but never have?
Not off the top of my head, no.
What do you hope to accomplish through a year of writing about poetry?
Maybe rediscovering the love for poetry, both reading and writing it, that I once had.
Do you think you’ll read more poetry this year?
Well, why else would I be doing this thing? 🙂