Throughout August I took part in #TheSealeyChallenge – a reading challenge where participants read a book of poems a day during the month of August, and share their picks on social media to promote the poets/the reading of poetry. There's some good quotes about the challenge from founder Nicole Sealey in this Electric Lit article.
As a slow reader I’m lucky if I get through 31 books in a year, so for my first attempt at the challenge I chose to revisit 31 single poems instead – all favourites from collections and pamphlets I’ve recently read/re-read.
Hats off to those reading entire collections, because I fell behind a few times during the month. It's been great to revisit poems though – you can see all my picks on this Twitter thread.