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The Poetry of Us: More Than 200 Poems That Celebrate the People, Places, and Passions of the United States

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It's all about us! Join former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis on a lyrical journey through the United States to experience the wonders of America's people and places through 200+ inspiring poems and stunning photographs.

Celebrate the gift of language and the vibrant culture of the United States with this collection of classic and never-before-published poet
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by National Geographic Society
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Paul  Hankins
America the (Poetically) Beautiful

“All poetry begins with Geography.”
This idea from Robert Frost which appears on the first page of a new collection of poetry illustrates best the idea of synthesis between verse and visual. The sun presents just over the ridge of a quiet meadow of tall grasses reminding older readers of “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”
That the editor, J. Patrick Lewis leads with a quote from one of America’s most beloved poet laureates is not an accidental inclusion or placement. Th
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Stacie
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is all about sharing the love of our amazing country, the United States. Whether it is the people, the places, or nature around us, all of it is what makes our nation amazing. This coffee-table book is loaded with gorgeous, jaw-dropping photography that National Geographic is so well-known for. The book is divided by the regions including New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountain West, Pacific Coast, and then the Territories. Each of the poems in these ...more
Reshamad
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Over 200 plus poems compiled in a solid large sized volume, J Patrick Lewis’ “The Poetry of US” is a celebration indeed. This collection of poems is all about people, places and cultures of the United States. What makes us unique, what is worthy of celebrations? Those are the questions the author seeks to answer via poems in this book.
Poems are organized by regions, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains West, Pacific Coast and the Territories. The book open
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Kristi Bernard
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
America has a large and diverse population. There are many cultures, languages and religions that make this country a popular place to find freedom and live the American dream. In this guide readers can enjoy poems set into motion by our history, scenery and the peoples stretched across this great land. Stunning photos capture the beauty that is America.

Readers will be taken on a trip across the country starting from New England all the way to the Territories which cover Puerto Rico, the Virgin
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
This book poem is AMAZING...the pictures, the words dancing along the pages allowing the reader to be introduced to so many parts of the US in this reading sensation. This book is sheer joy, love and smiles from cover to cover!!! This book focuses on the need to understand the diversity of the US, to embrace the all the people and to take care of the country we live in. This book highlights every part of the US...let that sink in...that is no small feat. This book is such a gift to the world to ...more
Loriann
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Classroom teachers who teach about the U.S. in any way; any family who enjoys poetry.
Recommended to Loriann by: Goodreads Giveaway
"The Poetry of Us: More Thank 200 Poems That Celebrate the People, Places, and Passions of the United States" is chock full of patriotism and pride. From personal poems that speak for everyone to powerful pieces that define us, "The Poetry of Us:..." is a must have in every classroom and every home.

Beautiful, bright images and photos are visual poetry in and of themselves so, ultimately, there are more than 200 poems in this book. Great investment and well worth the read.
Two BookWorms Blog
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
They are a love letter to America. Through the words of poets, we explore our country, region by region, celebrating some of best, most wonderful things it has to offer. Come along and experience what each region has to offer.

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Beautiful photos support a great collection of poems
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J. Patrick Lewis is the current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than seventy children's books, including Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses. J. Patrick Lewis lives in Ohio.