Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry
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Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry (Landscapes of Childhood)

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While the study of children's poetry has always had a place in the realm of children's literature, scholars have not typically considered it in relation to the larger scope of contemporary poetry. In this volume, Joseph T. Thomas, Jr., explores the playground of children's poetry within the world of contemporary adult poetic discourse, bringing the complex social relations...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published February 2nd 2007 by Wayne State University Press
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Oh, what I didn't know about children's poetry! When I was a little girl, I always equated Shel Silverstein with children's poetry. Now, I realize how much more complicated and enriching the history of children's poetry really is...
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Sep 05, 2007 Richard rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People interested in children's poetry
Joseph Thomas's Poetry's Playground is a lively and masterful study of contemporary American children's poetry. Highly recommended.
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