Posts Tagged ‘Dave Bonta’

Review for the Weekend

Dave Bonta is reading and blogging about one poetry book or chapbook per day to celebrate National Poetry Month! I’m honored that he has picked Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt for his most recent review.  You can read what he says here, but I know that I will be following along for more books for my own reading list!

A Poetry Book A Day

I’ve been a bit behind in my blog reading — with the move, and the typical April frenzy of grading — so I am only now catching up.  I’m watching poets celebrating National Poetry Month in different ways — from urging people to buy more poetry books to writing a poem a day for the whole month of April.  However, what has fascinated me the most is Dave Bonta’s site, where he is trying to read one book (or chapbook) a day and then do a mini-review of the collection he completed.  Wow.  Could I read a book a day?  Yes.  Would I be able to write a review — mini or otherwise — every day.  No.  Nope.  No way.  So, needless to say, I have great admiration for anyone who could do this… Dave has been putting a special emphasis on chapbooks from one of my favorite small presses, Seven Kitchens Press.  However, he also included a review of These Happy Eyes (Mammoth Books) by Liz Rosenberg.   This book brings about many great memories for me because I was actually working at Mammoth Books when this book was first published.  There’s nothing like working at a small press to really give a young writer a picture of the writing/editing/publishing world.

Maybe someday, when National Poetry Month doesn’t fall in April (ha!), I could try reading a poetry book a day and writing one review per book, but for now, I will be happy with the four poetry books on my nightstand.