Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Clover, Bee and Reverie: A Poetry Challenge

For all those who read poetry, this is a good challenge to read poetry. There are four levels and you can join any. Check out, Clover, Bee and Reverie: A Poetry Challenge, for more info and do join in.

The challenge will go through 12/31/2010.

Here are the four levels of participation:

Couplet: Read 2 books of poetry

Limerick: Read 5 books of poetry, and finish at least one badge

Octave: Read 8 books of poetry, and finish at least two badges

Sonnet: Read 14 books of poetry, and finish two badges, and one expert badge


I will go for the Octave level. My tentative list of poetry books are:

1) Selected Poems by Robert Lowell (1917-1977)
2) Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)
3) Thirst: poems By Mary Oliver
4) Becoming The Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gaily
5) At the Threshold of Alchemy by John Amen
6 Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
7) Slamming Open The Door by Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno
8) The Essential Keats: Selected by Philip Levine


bermudaonion said...

Good luck!

Amy said...

I signed up too, and am also planning on reading Becoming the Villainess. Looks great.

Sandra said...

I'm hoping to do the poetry challenge too. I adore Millay's work. The book you mention is a favourite on my shelves. I haven't decided what to read yet but I have plenty in my library.

ds said...

I'm considering this one...not sure yet. You've got a great list there--good luck!

Care said...

Good for you - though I am not surprised since I know you write and thus appreciate poety! I keep saying I want to read some poetry - I'm excited to see everyone's lists.

Toni said...

Good Luck...this sounds fun.