Spring is springing and it’s becoming time again for things like biking and gardening and strolls downtown. In some mysterious symbiotic link, I find the returning strength of the sun to be more energizing than coffee, and the new projects are starting to pile up. Multiple writing projects are in the mix, plus my plans to start bookselling, plans for an Italian garden, plans to bike everywhere, and plans to learn guitar and harmonica. Then there are less exciting but arguably more important plans, like finding a day-job and eating more regularly. Plans plans plans!
In addition to all of that, I’m starting a new blog to document my personal journey through the world of poetry. It’s called Poetry A to Z, and the idea is that I will explore different poets for each letter of the alphabet, in an effort to self-educate myself in this vast and (for me) undiscovered realm. Tomorrow I will begin with the letter “A”, diving into the works of Diane Ackerman, John Ashbery, Margaret Atwood, Fleur Adcock, Anna Akhmatova, Guillaume Apollinaire, Rae Armantrout, and the ancient Greeks Aristophanes and Aeschylus.
Who am I missing? Are there other letter “A” poets that you consider essential? Feel free to make suggestions!