National Poetry Month

April 2, 2019

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month
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Do you read poetry?

In recognition of National Poetry Month, I need your help Readers! Honestly, the type of poetry I like is a story written in free verse. What I love about poetry is the figurative language, sparse words to convey the most beautiful reflections, and beautiful and unique turns of phrases. I need to expand my reading experiences with poetry, and I would love to hear about your favorite poets and poetry collections in comments please!

Here are six of my favorite examples of stories told in free verse:

*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Vietnamese refugee story; Goodreads review here. (5 Stars)

Inside Out and Back Again

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
A story of a young girl’s experience surviving the Oklahoma Dust Bowl; Goodreads review here. (5 Stars)

Out of the Dust

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A memoir of childhood; review here. (5 Stars)

Brown Girl Dreaming

For Every One by Jason Reynolds
Encouraging words for courageous dreamers (not yet reviewed); perfect small gift for high school graduation this spring.

For Everyone

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
A boy discovers he can write poetry when he writes about his beloved dog; not reviewed. (5 Stars)

Love That Dog

Finding Wonders by Jeannine Atkins
Fictionalized biography of three women who changed science; Goodreads review here. (4 Stars)

Finding Wonders

Let’s Discuss!

What poetry do you love?
Do you have a favorite poet?
Please share the title of your favorite poetry collection with me in comments!




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