This blog stems from an activity which is aimed toward readers who have little or no formal training in this fine art. The ongoing series of Poets Birthday Readings serves as a reminder that poetry comes from poets. By providing a friendly, non-threatening reading experience, poetry in general can become something for inexperienced readers to engage themselves in more. This blog features lists of poets and their birthdays, titles of their recent works and links to publishers. Frequently this blog features pieces written by other bloggers.