Tricks of the Trade Poetry Tips

Learn how to write concrete poems with these printable tips from Paul B. Janeczko. Share these tricks of the trade with your students and have them arrange their own concrete poems on a graphic organizer, included in this packet.
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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.