I didn’t make any resolutions this year, but a podcast I listened to in December about accomplishing big reading projects (War and Peace, Moby Dick, Shakespeare’s entire oeuvre) by breaking them into manageable chunks, reminded me that I do have an unresolved intention of incorporating more poetry into my reading life. I think about it when National Poetry Month rolls around or when I’m shelving/tidying in the Poetry section. Then I get distracted by the latest novel I’m reading and my intention goes by the wayside. Breaking it up into manageable sections, say reading one poem a day, even if I did this only some of the time, would still be more poetry overall than I’ve read in many, many years.
Then I finished my last audiobook and noticed that I had Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World by Padraig O Tuama in my “to listen” queue. Why not try listening to some poetry, I thought?