Flowchart Feature: Which Poem Should You Read?

Brenna Clarke Gray

Staff Writer

Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

It’s April 30th. Have you read your poem yet?

You know how it is. You see the blog posts about Poetry Month and you say to yourself, “Self, we’re going to read us some poetry this month.” And so you start to get a poem but then the phone rings and you have to make dinner and the cat barfs and before you know it’s April 30th and you’ve bombed Poetry Month. Again.

We can’t let that happen here at Book Riot, so here’s a handy flowchart to help you decide what poem to read just under the wire before you miss another Poetry Month.


The poems:


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