Readers of this blog know that I love poetry. I feature one poem a week. There is really no method that dictates the choice. I try to spread the adoration around as many diverse poets as possible. The common thread among the poems is that they move me. I should want to reread them over and over again.
Well, there is going to be more than the usual poetic fare from this October 1st through to December 23rd. I’ve signed up to Adam of Roof Beam Reader‘s Reading the Romantics project. He has formally named the read-a-long, Autumn Adventures. I don’t get any autumn in these parts; it’s summer all year round in Ghana :). But definitely, an adventure it will be. Below are the poets we’ll read and the proposed schedule:
The Reading Time Line:
Blake: October 1st – October 14th
Shelley: October 15th – October 28th
Coleridge: October 29th – November 11th
Byron: November 12th – November 25th
Keats: November 26th – December 9th
Wordsworth: December 10th – December 23rd
So there will be more than the usual one post per week on poetry. Brace yourselves! Now, there are only dead white male guys on the lists, though they are the major Romantic poets. I might feel more than a little hemmed in :). I will therefore deviate a little bit for the list and the schedule to include English women Romantics poets of the same era and will also feature other non-English romantic poets. This is going to be a lot of fun. And kudos to Adam for devising this reading project. I urge you all to join in for part or all of the ride.