Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Links! January and February

Hey folks! Hope your reading is going well. Now that we're half way through February and you've hopefully had a chance to read a couple books, here is a Mr. Linky for your January and February reviews. Please add the link to your specific review!

Happy poetry reading!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Thanks Lu, for making some lovely buttons for this challenge. If you'd like to put one on your blog, feel free!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Welcome to the Clover, Bee and Reverie Poetry Challenge!

The purpose of this challenge is to encourage more people to read and enjoy books of poetry. This years challenge will go through 12/31/2010.

There are four levels of participation:

Couplet: Read 2 books of poetry

Limerick: Read 5 books of poetry, and finish at least one badge

Octave: Read 8 books of poetry, and finish at least two badges

Sonnet: Read 14 books of poetry, and finish two badges, and one expert badge

What is a badge? A badge just means you need to read two books of poetry that are connected in some way: same time period, some subject matter, same form, same author, etc. An expert badge means four books, same constraints. Some possible badges:

Light Verse or Humorous Verse
Folk Poetry/Folk Songs
Epic Poetry / Long Poetry
Translated Poetry
Beat Poetry
Ancient Greece and Rome
Asian Poetry
Victorian Poetry
19th Century American
Age of Reason
Contemporary Poetry
Narrative poetry
Prose poetry
Political Poetry
Minority Poetry

If you have another interest not listed here, let us know, we'll add it to the list.

Finally - the Free Verse Option. We know that some people want to read lots of poems from lots of different authors. Because of this, we've set up an equivalency: 20 individual poems = one book of poetry. So, if you WANTED to, for instance, for the couplet level, you could just read 40 individual poems, instead of two books of poems.

Please sign up using the Mr. Linky below. If you could, link to the post where you talk about the challenge that'd be awesome, if not, no big deal! There will be plenty of opportunities to link up to specific reviews as the year goes on.

NOTE: If you signed up for my VPR Challenge, hosted at Regular Rumination, this is very similar, just with less rules. Feel free to include the books you have read for that challenge for this one. This one also has prettier buttons!

Here are some buttons for the challenge!