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Kick In The Head, A: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

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  • Kick In The Head, A: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms 
    Title: Kick In The Head, A: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
    Illustrator: RASCHKA CHRIS (ILL)
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/02/2009
    Price: $18.00
    Publishing status: Active

    This book presents an introduction to the many fascinating ways poetic forms take shape. As Robert Frost once said, 'Poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net'. In this splendid and playful volume, acclaimed poetry anthologist Paul Janeczko and Caldecott Honor illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, illuminating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life.

    Gleebooks review:
    If you can’t distinguish a haiku from a senryu or tanka; confuse cinquains and clerihews; muddle odes and poems of address, duck into this splendid exploration of poetic forms, playfully presented yet with authoritative weight. Raschka’s watercolour and torn paper collages bring illustrative levity to Janeczko’s expertly accessible explanations. Poetry from classics to modern showcase each form, with a very brief descriptor on the relevant page. More extensive explanations follow in the back of the book. This collaboration is ideal for taking the mystery out of poetic convention, destigmatising the genre, and introducing lively examples guaranteed not to be intimidating.

    ISBN: 9780763641320
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