Poetry linkage: at weddings, in the gym, reading and a new magazine

With National Poetry Month winding down to a close, I thought I’d do another round up of poetry news and miscellanea.

  • Wedding season is near upon us – further evidenced by the upcoming nuptials of my sister this June – and Carol Ann Duffy offers a collection of poems frequently found at weddings.
  • Stephen K. Tollefson writes about memorizing poetry – at the gym, of all places.
  • Earlier I mentioned the launch of Canada Reads Poetry, and a collection has been selected, forage, by Rita Wong. For more on the other titles, see the round up here.
  • And finally, poet George Murray, also of Bookninja fame, is launching a new online magazine, NewPoetry. The manifesto looks great, and the first call for submissions has recently been posted. Keep an eye on this one.

I read a lot, and though I wasn’t consciously reading more poetry over other forms, I manged to read quite a few collections this month:

Each of them excellent in their own way.

What are you reading?