Battle of the Bards meets Battle of the Broads in Powells Poetry Madness, 2014.

April 1, 2014 § 2 Comments

Last April, Powells bookstore presented a battle of the poets, wherein Emily Dickinson was declared the Best Poet Of All Time.

Controversial.

This year, in recognition of National Poetry Month and the Year of Reading Women, Portland’s favorite bookstore has us battling it out again with an all-female line-up.

I am into it.

Check out the contestants and cast your vote here.

There are a good many on the ‘bracket’ that are unknown to me so you know how I’m spending my next few evenings. Any favorite poets on the list? Happy for any poem recommendations!

Happy happy Poetry Month!

Powells Poetry Madness 2014

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§ 2 Responses to Battle of the Bards meets Battle of the Broads in Powells Poetry Madness, 2014.

  • I give a vote for Louise Bogan! Enjoy your immersion in poetry, and let us know who “wins!”

    • She was a new discovery for me. It’s been fun to read little samples of poets so I can make some kind of opinionated vote. I’ve been reading a lot of Mary Ruefle this year. And I recently enjoyed Eavan Boland’s memoir: “A Journey With Two Maps: Becoming a Woman Poet.”

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