Poetically Speaking with Miss Print 2016: Intro Post

poeticallyspeaking2April is National Poetry Month which, as the name suggests, is a month-long celebration of poetry in all of its forms. As regular readers might remember, I always try to do something special in April to mark the month ranging from blogging every day to sharing poems I love.

This year Poetically Speaking with Miss Print is back for a second year with reviews and poetry posts from me as well as some fun guest posts and interviews.

Here’s the full schedule (these links will become active as posts go live):

  1. Intro Post
  2. Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about “let it go” by ee cummings
  3. Week in Review
  4. Corey Ann Haydu on “Elm” by Sylvia Plath
  5. Author Interview: Aimee Friedman on Two Summers (with bonus giveaway post!)
  6. Two Summers: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
  7. Where’s the Party?: A Picture Book Review
  8. Poetry Friday (repost) from Blythe Woolston
  9. Poetically Speaking with Estelle Hallick
  10. Week in Review
  11. Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about “Dead Love” by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  12. Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about “I Died for Beauty” by Emily Dickinson
  13. The Anatomy of Curiosity: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
  14. Author Interview: Tessa Gratton on “Desert Canticle”
  15. Author Interview: Brenna Yovanoff on “Drowning Variations”
  16. Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about a love song poem I wrote about space
  17. Week in Review
  18. Lesléa Newman on imitation in writing poetry
  19. Author Interview: Estelle Laure on This Raging Light
  20. This Raging Light: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
  21. Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about a poem I wrote about unrequited love
  22. Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about a poem I wrote about traveling
  23. Poetically Speaking with Karuna Riazi about her path to poetry
  24. Week in Review
  25. Lindsey Krabbenhoft on what she does to share poetry with the world
  26. Poetically Speaking with Jessica Spotswood about her new novel Wild Swans and Edna St. Vincent Millay
  27. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
  28. Poetically Speaking with Alexandra Hernandez about how poetry became part of her writing life
  29. Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about a poem I wrote inspired by dystopian books
  30. Closing Post

The official posting will kick off tomorrow with my first post, so remember to check Miss Print often this April for lots of great poety-centric content!

April 2016 Reading Tracker

You can also see what I read in March.

Books Read:

  1. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
  2. Lotus and Thorn by Sara Wilson Etienne
  3. It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
  4. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock
  5. The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  6. Lost in Love by Susane Colasanti
  7. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  8. In Some Other World Maybe by Shari Goldhagen
  9. Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
  10. Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Books On Deck: 0!

Books Bought: 0

Gifted Books:

  1. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (thank you Krista!)

ARCs Received:

  1. Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (Amazon Vine)
  2. Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis (not requested, from Scholastic)
  3. Dreamology by Lucy Keating (Amazon Vine)
  4. Roses & Rot by Kat Howard (from awesome coworker!)
  5. Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter (from publisher, requested)

April 1: Pretty thrilled that timing worked out perfectly for me to start The Winner’s Kiss the exact day after I bought it. Yay! I’ve bought 6 books since January which is twice as many as I had planned but they are all purchases I was really excited about and plan on keeping for a long, long time. This to read stack feels a tiny bit ambitious BUT some of the books are shorter so I think it will be manageable.

April 9: Starting my fourth book of the month today. The main cohesive theme is that most of them have blue covers. I’m contemplating books I might want to buy for the rest of the year and decided with BEA right around the corner the only definite one is The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater although that will probably wait until she is in NYC in May since I won’t have time to read the book before that anyway. (I’m already a bit over my allotted books to buy for the year so far. I was aiming for twelve and as I mentioned at the start of the month I’ve already bought six SO it’s probably just as well.)

April 19: Truth be told The Rose and the Dagger is taking way longer than I expected. It’s also possibly just not what I wanted it to be per se. Enjoying but just not as much as I expected.

April 25: Can’t stop thinking about In Some Other World, Maybe. Until We Meet Again was decidedly not my bag. I am probably starting Summer Days and Summer Nights next and maybe finishing Sandman 2 on the way home this afternoon.

April 29: Summer Days, Summer Nights is going to be my last book of the month. I wound up reading fewer books compared to March but I actually finished most of these (I realized almost immediately upon starting it that The Smell of Other People’s Houses wasn’t something I wanted to pick up, ditto for Until We Meet Again).