I should mention that it’s World Book Day, an initiative that seems primarily aimed at children. I guess that’s where to start, but children won’t read books if adults don’t encourage them by reading themselves.
So buy a book today. Better still, buy a poetry book!
Recently published poetry collections on my ‘to read’ pile:
D.A. Powell – Chronic (Graywolf)
Claire Crowther –The Clockwork Gift (Shearsman)
Antony Rowland – The Land of Green Ginger (Salt)
Roddy Lumsden – Third Wish Wasted (Bloodaxe)
The last of these features a sleeping snow-fox in mid-air on the cover. When I bought it, at Waterstones, the shop assistant told me she loved the cover and started showing it to other people in the queue! There was a short discussion on how the image had been captured – was it photoshop trickery? That’s my guess.