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It’s still April — and it’s still National Poetry Month in the United States. The American Academy of Poets has developed a list of 30 ways to celebrate. One of the suggestions is to memorize a poem. Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare is a perfect candidate — because it’s “short…with a strong rhythmic underpinning” as the National Poetry Month site suggests.

by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

NOTE: “Sonnet 18” and other summer-related poetry and prose from over 70 authors appears in the Silver Birch Press Summer Anthology, available at

IMAGE: 2014 National Poetry Month poster by Chip Kidd.


To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s passing, we are raffling off a limited-edition commemorative poster by Joan Gannij – donated by the photographer.

If you’d like your name entered into the drawing, just send an email with your contact info to with HANK POSTER in the subject line. We’ll pick a name from the hat on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Stay tuned for a week of giveaways as we count down to the 20th Anniversary of Hank’s departure and pay tribute to the great writer!

NOTE: To purchase a signed copy of the limited-edition poster for just $20 (plus shipping and handling), send an email to Joan Gannij  —

ImageTo commemorate the 20th anniversary of Charles Bukowski’s passing, famed Bukowski photographer Joan Gannij is offering her portrait of Hank in a limited-edition poster, signed by the photographer for the bargain price of just $20 (plus shipping and handling). Available starting March 9, 2014, this collector’s item honors the great author — and belongs in every Buk lover’s home! To place your order, send an email to Joan Gannij —