Poetry Recommendations // A RAD Reading Challenge
A few weeks ago, I shared the first ever (!!) RAD Reading Challenge and it was met with such an enthusiastic response! This is how I know I’ve found my people on this crazy internet, forreal. Thank you all for joining in on the fun this year— I’m so looking forward to seeing what you read for the challenge!
I wanted to share posts over the next few months with recommendations for each prompt, suggestions I’ve crowdsourced on Instagram, and my own plan for what I’ll be reading.
ps— I know many people are intimidated by poetry, but you don’t need to be! I encourage you to read several of the following poets/books of poetry so you can see what styles you like best. Some are more flowery (Emily Dickinson), some are more poignant (Mary Oliver), some are really down to earth and funny (Billy Collins), some are really spiritual (Ted Loder, Hafez), some are really modern (Rupi Kaur, Cleo Wade), etc. I guarantee you can find something you love in the poetry world —don’t give up!
Here’s the first post — all about poetry!
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Poets + Poetry Books I’ve Read:
Wendell Berry // Leavings (review); A Timbered Choir (review); A Small Porch (review); This Day: New and Selected Sabbath Poems 1979-2012 (review) — PS: (I wrote a post on where to start reading Berry here!)
Anne Poarch // Flight: Of Butterflies and Robins and Other Winged Dreams (review)
T.S. Eliot // The Waste Land and Other Poems
Shel Silverstein // A Light in the Attic
Gaby Compres // A Song of Bravery
Recommendations from bookstagram:
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Yrsa Daley Ward
Morgan Harper Nichols
Wendell Berry (I wrote a post on where to start reading Berry here!)
Poetry on My List to Read This Year:
Yung Pueblo // Inward (I think this is going to be my pick for the challenge!)
Jimmy Carter // Always a Reckoning and Other Poems
Eavan Boland // The Lost Land
Billy Collins // Sailing Alone Around the Room