What else is there to spend birthday money on in lockdown than poetry books (apart from food, beer and wine of course, and whisky, gin, tequila…I could go on) ? Some of these were presents, but others were bought with birthday present money.
The best way to improve your writing is to read. Different voices, different styles, different subject matter and writers from different eras. I’ve got a few gaps in my knowledge I need to sort out in order to improve my own poems. I’ve already finished one of these books – can you guess which one?
I’d better get reading the others – I need more reviews for My Poetry Bookshelf!