late (but not too late)

August 4, 2020

Back in 2017, poet Nicole Sealey realized that she “hadn’t been doing much reading” and decided to do something about it. She challenged herself to read a book or chapbook of poetry each day for the month of August and posted her intentions on social media. Poet Dante Micheaux coined a hashtag, #TheSealeyChallenge, and the word spread. (Here’s a 2018 article in Literary Hub on why Sealey launched her ambitious challenge.)

The Sealey Challenge is now in its fourth year. It’s already August 4, so you have a bit of catching up to do, but chapbooks count, so you can do it! We’ve posted loads of recommended titles and here’s a 2019 list in Electric Lit: “31 Poets Recommend 31 Poetry Books to Read Every Day in August.”

Plus, if you happen to be participating in the August Poetry Postcard Fest, this will give you plenty of fuel for your postcard poems. Happy reading!

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photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Best-of season

October 24, 2019

It’s October, which means that the literary media will soon start to weigh in on their choices for best books of the year. But the folks at Literary Hub are a step ahead. They’ve already posted their list of The 10 Best Poetry Collections of the Decade! This may be the list you’ve been waiting for.

raise your hand

December 10, 2018

We were happy to discover the The Book Lover’s Guide to Volunteering (‘Tis the Season To Think About Helping Others) in Friday’s Literary Hub. It didn’t take more than a few minutes to come up with a lively list of Cascadia-region literary volunteer opportunities:

Didn’t find the opportunity you’re looking for? Search online by city or county using the words literacy, volunteer, or books, or check your local volunteer clearinghouse in person or online.


January 10, 2017


In case you have missed The Guardian’s kerfuffle over the Masterpiece/PBS Mystery “Sherlock,” it has taken a turn toward the poetic. Literary Hub, which keeps an eye on all things literary, explains it all.

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two of many things…

July 13, 2015

Literary Hub

  1. If you love bookstores, check out today’s interview with The Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle) in Literary Hub.
  2. If you’re curious about how poets seek themselves through selfies, visit Poet Selfies on Literary Hub.

Literary Hub is “a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life.” Have a look and consider subscribing.

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