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notes for the spring

spring 2015I 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:

What are you reading this month?

american poets project books

american poets
I found this series at Strand a few months ago–I was drawn to a hot pink cover and to my delight, it was poetry!

The American Poets Project “present[s] the most significant American poetry, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics.” I have mixed feelings about hardcover poetry editions (I feel dissuaded from making notes in the margins of a nice book), but if it makes people impulse-buy poetry, so be it!

{William Carlos Williams / Edith Wharton / Edna St. Vincent Millay / American Wits}