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Tricks of the Trade Poetry Tips

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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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