Lu at Regular Rumination and Kelly at The Written World started the Read More/Blog More Challenge awhile ago, which involved reading and posting about poetry at the end of each month. I got a few posts in, but didn't always remember when the end of the month rolled around. As poetry is an ongoing and important part of my life (both reading and writing it), I am thrilled to take part in the newly revamped version of Read More/Blog More as The Poetry Project.
The link explains all the details, but the short of it is greater flexibility, greater community. It's a win, and I'm excited to participate as often as possible. The first prompt serves as kind of an introduction, so here are my responses to the Meet and Greet questions:
To temper my concerns about poetry journals and shared experiences, this month's Martha Stewart Living magazine quoted an excerpt from Billy Collins' beautiful poem "The Lanyard." Click here to read the whole poem and then join the conversation by commenting below on what you liked or didn't like about this poem.