2 January 2018

A Poem for Every Night of the Year

As a little girl poems didn't interest me and by the time my GCSE's came around, with poetry top of the syllabus for English, I found myself quite adamantly disliking anything to do with it. Yet here I am, 7 months away from turning 30 and somehow, I've found myself at peace with poetry. I enjoy poetry, I like poetry, so what better way to bring more poetry into my life than with a nightly read of A Poem for Every Night of the Year.

A review of A Poem for Every Night of the Year


I've mentioned before that I am easily swayed by beautiful cover art and the illustrations for this book, created by Zanna Goldhawk, are absolutely stunning. Compiled by Allie Esiri, A Poem for Every Night of the Year is a collection of 366 poems, each with its own introductory paragraph and featuring some of the world's most celebrated literary artists from Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, A. A. Milne and Lewis Carroll, Carol Ann Duffy and many, many more.

I'm excited to settle down with this book each night before I go to sleep and just the idea makes me feel a sense of calm. Poetry may not be my forte but I think A Poem for Every Night of the Year looks like a book which makes poetry attainable for all readers, whether you've always loved poetry or like me, have found yourself more curious the older you get.

If you like the sound of this for yourself, you might like to know that there is also the second instalment, with A Poem for Every Day of the Year (£16.99) - I plan to buy this for 2019, reading a poem each night for 2018 and a poem each day in 2019!

Are you a fan of poetry? Are there any poets I should have on my reading list? Do you know of any feminist poets I can check out? Let me know - I really want to soak up as much as possible, not that I'm finally a fan!

Available from wordery.com, with free delivery, RRP £16.99.

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