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A Kick in the Head by Paul B. Janeczko
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Jul 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: kids-nonfiction, poetry
Read from July 08 to 15, 2010

Poetry anthologist Paul B. Janeczko and illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, demonstrating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life. Featuring formal poems, some familiar and some never before published, A KICK IN THE HEAD perfectly illustrates Robert Frost's maxim that poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net. (Goodreads summary)

Wonderful introduction to poetry forms that starts with actual poetry to explain each form. Raschka illustrates each poem in his talented quirky manner. This should be very useful in teaching poetry froms to budding poets and getting others to experiment with more challenging poetic forms.

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