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Just In Time for National Poetry Month in April

March 16th, 2010 (11:11 pm)
impressed

current mood: interested

I just heard about a project for compiling a list of people's favorite classic poems through the blog, www.semicolonblog.com/.

If you want to participate, she asks you to make a list of your top 100 favorite classic poems, in order, with #1 being your very favorite. Choose classic poems, those that have withstood the test of time. And please avoid listing poems that are still under copyright; the website www.semicolonblog.com/ would like to post some of the most popular poems. Most poetry more than 75 years old will no longer be under copyright protection.

The blogger is hoping to get at least 100 different people submitting their favorite poems. Send in your poetry list to sherry.early@gmail.com and write "Poem Survey" in the subject line. In your list, include for each poem the title or first line and the writer's name. If you'd like, you can include a link to an online version, or a description of why you like the poem.

Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2010. For all the details, go to www.semicolonblog.com/.

I haven't decided yet what my top 10 poems are, but I'll post when I think of them. If you aren't planning to submit your own list, but have some ideas, feel free to send me suggestions!