I know poetry is not everybody’s thing. I’m sure that most libraries and bookstores you’ve been to have a small poetry section. Poetry is one of my things, but I still read way more fiction. Side note: I don’t remember seeing any poetry arcs available while I was at #PLA2016.
But it’s National Poetry Month, and if April is the only time you read poetry, I have a list of micro poems from The Offing that are short and sweet. No. They aren’t sweet, but they are short. Short and good.
- “Black” by Deniz Arslan
- “Lesson One in Aging” by Sonia Weiser
- “hypothesis” by Jade Cho
- “10/25” by Stephen Levay
- “III.” by Haley Hudson
None of these poems will take more than a minute or two to read. You’ll probably read them twice. And while you’re over there digging around, read the poem they published on my birthday.