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***Poem a Day, Volume 2

A Wide Range of Classic and Modern Poems

edited by Laurie Sheck

Reviewed January 10, 2005.
Steerforth Press, South Royalton, Vermont, 2003.  422 pages.

Back in 2002, I reviewed A Poem a Day and mentioned how I’d read poems at bedtimes to my son.  I think in 2003 I read through that first book again, but at the start of 2004, I discovered that the publishers had brought out a second volume.

Again, they have a selection of poems for each day of the year.  I didn’t like this collection quite as well as the first volume, since it seemed there were more modern poems and less that I was already familiar with.  On the other hand, this means that it exposed me to many more new poets than the other book did.

I don’t remember to read a poem every day, but when I get back to it, I simply read from my bookmark up to the current date.  Reading one poem each day from this book exposes me to poetry and new poets.  But it also gives me a quiet moment to think or to simply enjoy the beauty of a poem.

For 2005, I've been given Volume 3.  I'm looking forward to another year of poetry.  Have you ever thought you should read more poetry?  A Poem a Day is a nice way to put some poetry in your life.

Reviews of other volumes in the series:
A Poem a Day
Poem a Day, Volume 3

Copyright © 2005 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

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