Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Year of Poetry: January, Starting With Mary Oliver

It comes as no coincidence to me, at this time of New Year's Resolutions, that I would find something to reinspire my poetry give-away project.

Thanks to Dana Guthrie Martin at My Gorgeous Somewhere I'm going to read at least one of my collections a month this year and challenge myself to give them away when done.

The first month's challenge? To read a book published the year you were born. I thought this would be a major challenge, but after a few pages of searching on Amazon, I discovered the last book I bought, Mary Oliver's American Primitive, was published the year I was born! Other years too, but this counts for me.

Maybe as I read these books, I'll be able to figure out how to fix my one-trick poem ending, which is making my book manuscript sad.

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