I know spring officially happened a month ago, but for those of us stuck in temperate climates, the season has been elusive. But the leaves on the trees outside my window are finally budding, and there have even been days without jackets. It’s here, for real. Sort of!
April is also national poetry month. I’ve been reading more fiction than poetry for the past few years, but I have a long Amazon list of collections I need to read or revisit. We’re traveling next month, which seems as good a time as ever to get back into poems. Here’s my shortlist:
- Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations by David Ferry
- Revolver by Robyn Schiff
- The Gone and the Going Away by Maurice Manning
- Faithful and Virtuous Nights: Poems by Louise Glück
- Life on Mars: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
What are you reading this month?