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This poem is a nest  Cover Image Book Book

This poem is a nest / Irene Latham ; art by Johanna Wright.

Latham, Irene, (author.). Wright, Johanna, (illustrator.).


This beautiful poetry collection introduces readers to the art of found poetry as the poet writes a 37-line poem, "Nest," then finds 160 smaller poems within it. What can you find in a poem about a robin's nest? Irene Latham masterfully discovers "nestlings" or smaller poems about an astonishing variety of subjects--emotions, wild animals, natural landmarks on all seven continents, even planets and constellations. Each poem is a glorious spark of wonder that will prompt readers to look at the world afresh. The book includes an introduction detailing the principles of found poetry and blackout poetry, and a section of tips at the end. The joyous creativity in this volume is certain to inspire budding poets.

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  • ISBN: 9781684373635
  • ISBN: 1684373638
  • Physical Description: 112 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Nest -- Nestlings. Time ; Color my world ; Animals among us ; Only human ; For the love of words ; Places seen and unseen ; (Out of) time.
Subject: Found poetry > Juvenile literature.
Erasure poetry > Juvenile literature.
Nests > Juvenile poetry.
Nature > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry.
Children's poetry.
Erasure poetry.
Found poetry.
Nests > Poetry.
Nature > Poetry.
Animals > Poetry.
Planets > Poetry.
Genre: Nature poetry.
Erasure poetry.
Found poetry.
Juvenile works.
Nature poetry.
Found poetry.
Erasure poetry.

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Homer Public Library J 811.6 LAT (Text) 000159558 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Available -

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