Wednesday 1 April 2009

30 in 30 for National Poetry Month

Well, April is upon us, and it's time to celebrate poetry. For National Poetry Month, Julie Wilson's blog Seen Reading brings us a wonderful project called 30 in 30. The premise is that thirty poets read a poem of their own and also a poem written by someone else. I read my poem "The Difficulty of Forgiving Summer" from my book Between the Walls, and I also read the poem "The Sheep Child" (about which you may read a marvellous essay by Maria Hummel here) by the American poet James Dickey.

The list of poets Julie Wilson has brought together for this project is both diverse and impressive, and the poems of course are marvellous. Listen to Karen Solie's "Tractor" or Nick Thran's "The Age of the Pineapple" or Gil Adamson's "Finally" and you'll see what I mean.

And Bravo to Julie to bringing it all together.

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