Category: Poetry

What I Read in August 2022

Hello readers! August 2022 at Roof Beam Reader was devoted to all things Jane Austen. I was, however, doing a lot of reading that was not Austen or Austen-related, so I thought I’d share a quick recap of that reading here, with teeny tiny… Continue Reading “What I Read in August 2022”

Crush by Richard Siken

I read Richard Siken’s Crush mostly on the recommendation of a co-worker, though I’ve owned the collection for quite some time (as evidenced by the fact that it ended up on my TBR Pile Challenge list this year!) I’m glad to have read it,… Continue Reading “Crush by Richard Siken”

Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg #TBR2022RBR

Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems has been absolute stunner. I’m going to start by admitting that I had only read one or two Sandburg poems prior to this collection, the popular ones that are often found in class texts or major anthologies. I also didn’t… Continue Reading “Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg #TBR2022RBR”

When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz is a poet I’ve followed on social media for a long time. I appreciate her presence and the genuine, earthy things she shares online, as well as all her thoughts on poetry. We’re also from the same region of the United States,… Continue Reading “When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz”

Postcard Poems by Jeanne Griggs

I was thrilled to receive a review copy of Postcard Poems by Jeanne Griggs. Poetry has been my genre of interest for the last few years, and my primary focus in terms of my own writing. The approach Griggs takes in her collection is… Continue Reading “Postcard Poems by Jeanne Griggs”