We’re a week into National Poetry Month—has anyone been enjoying poem-a-day e-mails from the websites I highlighted last week?
There’s another site that poetry lovers (or people who want to get to know the genre) should definitely browse: Favorite Poem Project, founded by Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States. The best part of the site is the Favorite Poem Project videos, 50 short documentaries in which Americans of all ages read their favorite poems. I like the recording of a 5th-grader reading Theodore Roethke’s “The Sloth”:
Also, congratulations to our winner of Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic—Carol Bibb, who said her favorite poem is Christina Rossetti’s “Who Has Seen The Wind?”.