Poetry From A to Z

Poetry From A to Z

A Guide for Young Writers

Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

"You need to find the right words and use them in the best order." Janeczko brings Coleridge's famous dictum right into the world of today's middle-graders and encourages young writers to give poetry a try. Indeed, "try this" is a repeated subhead, and Janeczko applies it to everything from haiku to list poems, letter poems, and memory poems. The examples he chooses make up a fine anthology, which shows that although poetry isn't easy, it can be a lot of fun to write.

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