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Where I'm from: Where Poems Come from

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Geroge Ella Lyon, poet, author and story teller, gives insight into the poetic process. Number two in the Auhors and Young Author's Series. Listed as one of the Best Books for Teenage, New York Public Library, 2000. It was short listed for the 2000 Howard Prinz award from American Library Association.
Paperback, 98 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Absey & Company
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Rita Quillen
Mar 29, 2014 Rita Quillen rated it it was amazing
Most productive writing exercise ever invented! Works with all ages.The 'Where I'm From' poem. Here's the wonderful poem that started the whole phenomenon....
Gina
“Where I'm from” book are poems that's inside of a book. It tells the story of the author’s home environment growing up; he utilizes strong imagery. For example, “I am from clothespins,
from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride. I am from the dirt under the back porch. (Black, glistening,
it tasted like beets.)” I can smell the Clorox bleach from a mile away. I love how the author created a template for future writers to feel comfortable writing. I hear lots of imagery that comes from this poem; my c
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Arissa
Apr 22, 2014 Arissa rated it really liked it
Where I'm From by George Ella Lyon, an poem inside a book that tells the story of the home life of the author. It puts a realistic perspective on the memories a person has from when they were a child. Filled with imagery and a powerful voice the poem really puts us there and gives the audience the ability to see where a person actually came from. I loved this poem. I was different from ones I've ever heard previously. The author used the crafts of imagery and voice very well. I could almost smel ...more
Jennifer
May 01, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
This is a gem about how to write poetry from your heart and your experiences. Touching poetry intermixed with advice about writing your own.
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Oct 01, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
This is a tiny little book of terrific poems, but what makes it fun is that the author gives you somebackground to the story and structure of each poem, so when you read the poem it has immediate meaning.
Ashley
Apr 25, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
Shelves: teaching-writing
Not for younger children. Great book to give leads and ideas for writing in writers work shop. Gives great descriptive detail.
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George Ella Lyon is a Kentucky author who has published in many genres, including picture books, poetry, juvenile novels, and articles.
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