Poems to See by: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry
This stunning anthology of favorite poems visually interpreted by comic artist Julian Peters breathes new life into some of the greatest English-language poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Many of the best poems are presented in the collection from Invictus to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Some of the poems and art combine to produce emotions such as Conscientious Objector by Edna St. ...more
I never read anything like that: poetry in comic form. I think the illustrator has an interesting interpretation of the poems and this book definitely had beautiful art styles. Also, I liked that it has a good variety of themes, some were lighthearted, others dark...
I’d like it more if the poems were before the comics, so we could interpret them in our head ourselfs and then see what the artist interpreted them as.
As it is with poems, ...more
As someone new to poetry and a comic lover, I appreciated how this book illustrated lines from classic poems as comics followed by the full text of the poem. This book would be of interest to ardent poetry lovers and poetry newbies alike.
Note - I received a free digital copy ...more
I received a Digital Review Copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn't quite sure what I was in for when I downloaded this book. O.K., illustrated poems - I get that. Who didn't grow up with ripping action illustrations accompanying a school days classic like "...the midnight ride of Paul Revere"? I sort of expected something along those lines, and just hoped I'd like the artist's style. I was totally out of line on that.
The book opens with a brief foreword/essay about how poetry and sequential comics art complement each other. The ...more
And even though it is all done by the same illustrator, the interpretations vary widly.
Even poems that I know so well, such as William Wordsworth's "The World is Too Much With Us" has a modern interpretation.
And although we have the poems in our heads, it is enlightening to see how others, such as Julian, sees these, and illustrates ...more
Peters said, "I wanted to pay tribute to the way these poems made me feel, to spend time with them, to pull them in as close to me as possible in the way that felt ...more
"Poems to See by" is the graphic illustration of world famous poems by Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and many more. We find the text embedded in the panels, it's quite beautiful. The style of the different poems is mirrored in the drawing style. Each illustrated poem is followed by the text of the poem without any drawings in order for the reader to ...more
He has one of the poems on his website if you want a ...more
Confession time: I love classic poetry.
You can often catch me quoting famous lines, gesticulating wildly with my hands. My students roll their eyes, embarrassed on my behalf, but I digress. There is something charming in the familiar, magic in re-reading known works, in studying the sentences that have endured and enamored us, and witnessing how they change: every generation comes back to the classics and “sees” ...more
The poetry, in itself, is a vast and uplifting collection. Covering various themes and topics such as identity, hope, life and death and supplemented by various art forms ranging from ink-based to comics ...more
One of my favorite poems, in this selection, is ANNABEL LEE, by Edgar Allen Poe. This poem is so sad, and so are some of his poems, which enhances his style of writing. That could be why so many people love and ...more
I found this collection to be a refreshing reread of poems by Maya Angelou, Christina Rossetti, W.H. Auden, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and others. While Peters included some of the most well-known poetry taught in high school and college-level classes, he also featured lesser-covered poets and their works, which I appreciated.
This book comes out on the 30th of March.
This is a beautiful collection of classic English poems accompanied by comics in various styles. I really enjoyed the way that the poems have been brought to life with this visualization. While I am no fan of mangas and comics on classics, with poems it seems to be another thing for me. I especially love the different parts of the collection, for example seeing nature or ...more
This is a wonderful collection of fantastic poems - and the art is absolutely wonderful as well! I wasn't sure what to expect when I chose to look over the book. Some of the poems read as comics might - with panels and text to go with them. While others are whole works of art in themselves. I could almost imagine that many artists had their hands in this book not just ...more
Some of the poets featured in this new collection include: Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hardy, William Wordsworth, e.e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, W.B. Yeats, and T.S. ...more
For the most part, I found this beautiful, interesting and detailed. The comics/illustrations were different and unique for each poem. I also found that most comics had almost a different style which I enjoyed since that would reflect that particular poem. I would be interested in seeing Julian Peters illustrate some Robert Frost with the gorgeous artworks would suit his poetry. The Illustrations, for the most part, ...more
What Julian Peters does. He gives shape to couplets of a poem in form of a soulful illustration. And he paints a whole story out of it.
He has drawn illustrated pieces of 24 famous poems.
Poems by Yeats, TS Elliot, William Wordsworth and many others.
Soul of the book is artwork.
Every poem has different style of painting. Few are watercolors, few are pencil shadings , few are like Japanese Magna and even abstract art.
All poems are soulfully depicted.
I liked ...more
Before the Battle, which shows frightened soldiers ...more
The reason I didn't ...more
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Not only would this book be extremely useful to help students to understand poems while they are reading them, it could be used as an exercise in the other direction. That is, students could be ...more