Apr 30, 2009

Calling All Poetry Book Reviewers ***Sticky Post***

This is a ***Sticky Post***


Do any of you bloggers read poetry books and review them?

How often do you review them?

Or do you want to review poetry collections?

I've been thinking about making a list and posting it somewhere on this blog to collect the site names and contact information of bloggers interested in reviewing poetry books.

If you want to be on this list, please email me your URL, name, and preferred contact information.

21 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Serena, you know I am interested in reading and reviewing poetry books. Problem is I don't get enough of those.

You already know me, my blog URL and email. Still I will send you my info in that email.

Thanks!

booklineandsinker said...

i got away from poetry after i graduated from school. i still teach it each year, but i don't read much of it. (bad, i know...) i love william carlos williams, though. my students dig him too. i can't say i'd review poetry--i feel like it's so personal and i'd hate to critique something like that. but if you find some good stuff, let me know!

Marie Burton said...

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Jeanne said...

I write about poems often, although I don't review entire volumes very frequently. I'm open to the idea, especially if I found a free or inexpensive source for new volumes of poetry. I'll send you my info.

Anna said...

You know I'm with ya on the poetry stuff. I wouldn't mind reviewing more, as long as it's not poetry that makes me scratch my head. I like to have at least an idea of what the poem is about. LOL

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Jeanne: I've sent you an email.

Anna: You will see some great poets.

Jenny said...

Yes, please!
Jenny at Shelf Love (http://shelflove.wordpress.com)

susan said...

Serena,

I love, love, love reading poetry and I enjoy in-depth discussion and analysis, but it has been a very long time since I've been in a formal critique group or class. I don't feel competent writing a review. Out of practice.

If asked though, I'd consider it. I'd be flattered that someone believed I could intelligently write about the art form.

Blodeuedd said...

I have never reviewed any poetry, hm, it would be fun though.

I like your blog, it's always fun to read so I have given you an award over at my blog :)

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Sandy Nawrot said...

Serena! I messed with my blog, and I think I may have it fixed! Check it out and let me know how it looks!

Lisa said...

I just recently reviewed a book of poetry, Rubber Side Down: The Biker Poetry Anthology. I haven't gotten many offers of poetry for review, but I would definitely be interested.

Kate Diamond said...

I have a terrible confession to make. I don't actually enjoy poetry all that much... shame on me! I am a high school English teacher!

I do, however, have several favorites. I'd love to READ a review of collections by Pablo Neruda, Walt Whitman, Shakespeare, or Gwendolyn Brooks.

Serena said...

Kate: I wonder what is it about those poets that you enjoy and I bet there is a contemporary poet that you would like who can meet those aesthetic needs.

Jeannie said...

I am interested, just not currently ('cause all the stuff going on here). It's a good idea that you have though- making a list and putting it on your blog. It'll also be a nice way for all of the poetry readers on your blog to get to know each other.

ANovelMenagerie said...

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Sheri

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Gavin said...

Yes, Please. I read poetry and want to start reviewing same.

LuAnn said...

I'd love the opportunity to review some poetry books!

Cheryl said...

Hi Serena,

Great questions! I review poetry books when they are available, but they aren't plentiful and some just make no sense to me.

My mother loved poetry, and I have two collections from various poets that I dig out upon occasion.

I'll send you my info via email, though I'm pretty sure you have it.

Cheryl

bridget3420 said...

I have an award for you on my blog!

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

Yes, I'd be glad to review poetry. I do have a poetry blog but I've only reviewed one anthology--it's mostly dedicated to single poems.
www.writonwater.blogspot.com

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