The Hunt for #ReadOctober

So, to my chagrin, I did not make it all the way through my entire September Women Poets list---but I'm being gentle with myself. That list was 75 books by 61 different poets, and that's a lot of reading. So I'm moving into my next reading challenge: a multi-genre free-for-all that I have (because I'm…

Roundup! American Women of Colour

You'd think, with the hurricane, that I would have gotten a lot more reading done. You'd also be wrong. Yeah, no, my OCD was not having it with the read-n-relax mentality. We were totally fine, I swear, the weather did little more than make us very wet, but my brain was in a steady state…

September #LitCitizens Unite!

Just because one monthly challenge is running doesn't mean everything else comes to a halt! Me, panicking: oh shitUpcoming this week is also Andrew’s reading for No, It’s Just You and the formal launch of Scuppernong Editions. Andrew was one of the primary make-things-happen people for the first Greensboro Bound; he’s a really engaging and good-hearted…

Week One: Canadian Women

Lana Del Rey sings Off to the Races in the distance. It's Week One of #SeptemberWomenPoets and my first theme is Canadian Women, naturally. It will go a little like this: Saturday: Wanda Campbell, LOOKING FOR LUCY Jill Battson, ASHES ARE BONE AND DUST Sunday: Wanda Campbell, KALAMKARI AND CORDILLERA Rita Joe, THE BLIND MAN’S…

SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE MASTERLIST

THE #SEPTEMBERWOMENPOETS  MASTERLIST Here's the alphabetical masterlist for September! I'll add to this post as needed, but otherwise there will be weekly "looking forward" posts on Saturday mornings (September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) and weekly "looking back" posts on Sunday nights (September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30). There are thirty poets on this list---way…

SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

SEPTEMBER WOMEN POETS That's the name of the September reading challenge I'm participating in, and it's just nine days from today. The challenge is a direct response to the Sealey Challenge, which has been taking place in August for several years now. Both are online---Twitter, specifically---and they're all about amping up your regular reading consumption…