Continuing the #bookaday challenge posted by Borough Press. Today’s challenge is Best Bargain.
A couple of years ago I was browsing in my favorite bookstore, The Book Table in Oak Park, IL when I came across a rack of think paperbacks published by The American Poetry and Literacy Project. They were all under $5. I figured they were a steal and easy to throw into my purse.
Fast forward to April 2014 and I still hadn’t cracked any open. In search of poetry to read for National Poetry Month, I decided to give 101 Great American Poems a try. Turned out to be the best bargain buy I can remember getting.
From my review…
An anthology was a smart choice for me as I appreciated the variety and also feel like I’ve accomplished a sampling of America’s (at least early America’s) best-known poets. I’m frankly surprised at how much I liked some of the poets I would have shied away from, notably Longfellow.
I’m truly glad to own this book as I anticipate coming back to a few of these poems again and again.
And all for $1.50.