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Seeing the Blue Between: Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076362909X, Paperback)"For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing - and not just poetry - one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection." - KIRKUS REVIEWS
How do you write poetry? It's a question with as many answers as there are poets. Now, in this unprecedented volume, thirty-two internationally renowned poets provide words of wisdom and inspiring examples of their own work for new poets everywhere.
Compiled by anthologist extraordinaire Paul B. Janeczko, a talented poet in his own right, this outstanding resource offers a fascinating spectrum of advice from those who know best - ranging from "break a few rules" to "read Shakespeare's sonnets in the bathroom" to "revise each poem at least thirty-two times." Not surprisingly, the most frequently made suggestion from these seasoned poets is simply to "read, read, read!" This rich volume - an ideal resource for classroom teachers and a beautiful gift for budding writers of all ages - offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.
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A collection filled with poems and advice from 32 renowned poets, including Douglas Florian, Nikki Grimes, Lee Bennett Hopkins, J. Patrick Lewis, Jack Prelutsky, and Liz Rosenberg. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Two editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.
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