Regardless of where you live, here are some ideas for getting more involved in poetry during April. If you develop any of these ideas into posts, leave a link to your blog in the comment section.
- read a poem a day
- keep a poetry reading journal – make notes about your responses and thoughts as you read poems
- recite a poem aloud – record it if you want to
- learn a poem by heart
- pin up poems in your house/classroom/work place: a different wall each day!
- tweet a line or lines from a poem every day during April
- look at the #poetsofinstagram stream on Instagram (also #instapoets, #instagrampoets, etc).
- copy out a poem by hand
- buy a poetry book
- subscribe to a poetry magazine
- take a poetry book out of your library
- read a poetry review
- write a poetry review
- write a blogpost about why you love/hate/are indifferent to poetry
- write a definition of what a poem is
- read a poem in translation
- translate a poem into another language
- interview a poet
- write about your favourite poem, poetry book, or poet
- Dear Diary – write your diary entries as poems
- go to a poetry reading
- book a ticket for a poetry festival
- watch a poetry reading online
- listen to a poetry podcast
- find a poem you really hate and write about it
- go to a poetry open-mic
- give two or more people a poem to read but remove the poet’s name – make notes about what they say
Any more ideas? You must have many! Please share them below and/or leave a link to your site.
I’m going to keep a poetry reading journal, something I’ve slipped out of the habit of doing recently. National Poetry Month will be the perfect opportunity to get back on track.