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“Great resource for mini-lessons”*MsC wrote this review Friday, December 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Writing poetry”Mr. Somers wrote this review Wednesday, December 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Perfect book for all poets of all ages. I use it every year with my students. It is masterful.”Karen M wrote this review Thursday, July 22, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A pretty good book. I didn't finish it. Lot's of great tips on writing poetry.”Lillian wrote this review Monday, June 7, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I always hated reading and writing poetry (not to mention trying to TEACH it) until I read this book. It is so helpful for middle and upper grade teachers.”Diana B wrote this review Saturday, February 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It's okay... ”Marlene C wrote this review Thursday, January 21, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is just a fun book to read, even if you have no interest in poetry. The author tells a story. I found it very interesting and fun! It didn't quite help me write anything, but I learned new things. One of the best instructional books I have read.”Meera S wrote this review Sunday, November 1, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“perfect for eth new teacher who has to teach poetry
perfect as a step by step manual
"the three pillars of poetry are emotion, image and music"
What poetry does at its very best is to make the reader feel. Feel deeply and truly. Jane Yolen
Look for the poetry that grows under your feet. Rainer Marie Rilke
Sometimes you use rhyme in a poem but what ends up happening is the rhyme ends up using you! Georgia Heard
A poem should look like a snapshot, one image, not a story.
poems are fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry. Mary Oliver
verbs are the muscles of good writing and adjectives are the fat J. Patrick Lewis
“I read this book partly out of curiosity and partly because I wanted to read some of Ralph Fletcher's other works. It was very good. Although I personally don't have a love for poety or the nack of writing it well, I found this to be very helpful with my writing. It especially helped me in the department of imagery in writing. I like it. It was a good book. I'm sure it would be more helpful to people who enjoy writing or reading poetry. But, He managed to get a few poems out of me!