an ode to poetry

A real live teenage girl reviewed The King’s Rose for the SLJ Teen supplement – ACES!

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6662385.html?nid=4302&source=link&rid=1640648756

In further awesomeness, my beautiful friend Lesley’s book of poetry is now on Amazon.com and available for purchase:

http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Fashion-Lesley-Jenike/dp/1934999571/ref=sr_1_1ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243363170&sr=8-1

I have yet to read this collection, but her last one was full of marvelously detailed poetry drawing on images from musical theatre. To my mind, poetry is hard, people. Every single word counts when you write a poem, every line break, every image. It’s not easy stuff and there aren’t a lot of poets who get a great deal of attention. So let’s say cheers in honor of our poet friends for the wonderful work that they do. (You have poet friends too, right? We should all have at least one poet close by, in case of emergency.) Perhaps as an ode to poetry I will share with all of you an excerpt from that vampire epic I wrote as a teenager. Or, perhaps in an even better ode to poetry, I will post no such thing.

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Published in: on June 5, 2009 at 12:25 am  Leave a Comment  

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