My first novel YOU ARE ONE OF THEM was published by The Penguin Press in 2013. My writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, The Millions, and the 2011 Pushcart Prize anthology. elliottholt.com
A few years ago, a friend told me that she picks a poem on the first day of every month and then reads that poem every day that month. I loved the idea and have been doing it ever since. Each reading brings something new—even to a short poem—and by the end of the calendar year, you know twelve poems really well. This year, my friend Ruth Franklin of The New Republic has decided to do this project as part of her 2012 Literary Resolutions. I think everyone should do it.