National Poetry Month 2018

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. In case you didn’t know, April was National Poetry Month in the States. This year, same as last, I decided to celebrate by posting a different poem every day on Twitter. My post collecting all of last year’s poems got a great response, so here I am again withContinue reading “National Poetry Month 2018”

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“Christmas Eve” by Christina Rossetti

Hello, all. I’m sure you’re super busy this week. I am too. That’s why I’m just dropping in to say Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and please read this poem. Christina Rossetti is always great, of course, but I’ve especially been enjoying her Advent poems lately. “Christmas Eve” by Christina Rossetti Christmas hath a darknessContinue reading ““Christmas Eve” by Christina Rossetti”

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National Poetry Month Wrap-Up

April, in case you didn’t know, was National Poetry Month. I’m afraid I only remembered that on March 31, so I didn’t have time to prepare much in the way of poetry-related blog posts. So instead, I decided to tweet a poem every day in April. Here’s the full list: April 1: “The Windhover” byContinue reading “National Poetry Month Wrap-Up”

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Poems for Valentine’s Day

Around this time last year, I published a list of 10 of my favorite love poems. That post got such a good response from you guys that I decided I’d do another list this year. Without my really planning it that way, last year’s list skewed a little more heavily toward older poetry, whereas thisContinue reading “Poems for Valentine’s Day”

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Christmas Books

It occurred to me some time around the beginning of the month that I really should have written a post listing all of the books I got last Christmas. I thought January might be too late to post something Christmas-related, but a quick look around the blogosphere confirmed that there are still plenty of peopleContinue reading “Christmas Books”

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Book Review: The Rossettis in Wonderland by Dinah Roe

As you might have guessed by now from my profile picture or my list of “Blogs I Follow,” I sort of have a thing for Pre-Raphaelite art. I’m also a fan of the poetry of Christina Rossetti. So you can imagine my surprise when it finally dawned on me a few years ago that one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was the brother of the famous poetess. Not only that, but the two of them also came from an entire family of artists and writers. This was one family that I had to know more about, so I was excited to read The Rossettis in Wonderland, a biography of the family by university lecturer and Pre-Raphaelite scholar Dinah Roe.

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Poem of the Week: “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving, so you know what that means . . . we can listen to Christmas music! Legally! I can also post Christmas-themed poems every week from now til Christmas, which I fully intend to do. First, Christina Rossetti takes the stage: “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Christina Rossetti In the bleak midwinter,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “In the Bleak Midwinter””

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