A Poke in the Eye

A Poke in the I

A Collection of Concrete Poetry

Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

The arrangement of letters or words, or the way the type--and even blank space--is placed on the page, or the typefaces chosen ... all of these things can contribute to the creation of a concrete poem. In this marvelous collection selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Chris Raschka, you never know what might happen from page to page. ... Every one of these poems is a winner.

-- Kirkus Review

For the poem "Tennis Anyone?" by Monica Kulling the words and artwork suggest a tennis court with the gutter as the net, so that readers glance from side to side as though watching a volley.

-- Publisher’s Weekly