Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Okay, friends, here’s another definito to go with Finding Family (coming in March from Lerner). I’m having a blast with these!
Also, I’m wondering if anyone else has had a sneak peek at Billy Collins’ new collection, Musical Tables. I’m usually such a fan of his work, but I admit this one doesn’t do it for me. Most of these uber-short poems (and y’all know I adore short poems!) left me shrugging. Many are the equivalent of dad jokes, where you just give a faint, polite chuckle. A few are allusions to works or artists I don’t know, so I just feel dumb. And a handful (but not nearly enough) make me feel something. I completely support an artist’s right to explore new forms, genres, etc. But…isn’t it disappointing when you look forward to a work by one of your favorites and then find it’s missing everything you love about their work? I’ll be interested to hear other Poetry Friday folks’ thoughts on this new collection.
Meanwhile, Jama is dishing up a delicious post and the Poetry Friday Roundup today! Happy Poetry Friday, everyone!
(I have a few more Finding Family F&Gs to share with bloggers who might want to feature the book on their blog. If you’re interested, will you put your info here? I have about five more to give away, I think.)