Poetry Tips from Paul Janeczko

Poetry Tips from Paul Janeczko
This advice from Paul Janeczko will help you and your students read and write poetry. Use these tips about concrete poetry, poetic form, and reading poetry aloud to supplement A Foot in the Mouth, A Kick in the Head, and A Poke in the Eye.

Grade Levels: 1 - 5

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A Poke In The I: A Collection of Concrete Poems
Chris Raschka and Paul B. Janeczko

Concrete poems startle and delight the eye and mind. The size and arrangement of words and letters can add or alter meaning -- forming a poem that takes the shape of crows that fly off the page or becoming a balloon filled with rhyme, drifting away from outstretched hands. Here, in a single extraordinary volume, are thirty poems from some of the world's finest visual poets.
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