The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: ASHLEY SPIRES – THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

  How does something become magnificent? One regular girl and her canine assistant work together to answer this question in Ashley Spires’ book, The Most Magnificent Thing (Kids Can Press). One … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

REVIEW: REBECCA BRIDGE & ISLA MCKETTA-CLEAR OUT THE STATIC IN YOUR ATTIC

  Confession time. I hate the blank page. As a writer, this poses a bit of a problem. Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea that I might … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: WILLY CLAFLIN-THE LITTLE MOOSE WHO COULDN’T GO TO SLEEP

 Far away in the Northern Piney Woods there lives a storyteller named Maynard Moose. Every full moon in the forest, the animals come from far and near to hear him … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: AMANDA MACIEL-TEASE

  The summer before Sara Wharton’s senior year was supposed to be filled with friends and parties. Instead, Sara finds herself immersed in a world that believes she’s responsible for … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: SHARON CREECH – HEARTBEAT

I was first introduced to Sharon Creech as a student teacher. Her ability to weave together story lines and characters that left an imprint upon readers caused me to devour … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

REVIEW: ANNELYSE GELMAN-EVERYONE I LOVE IS A STRANGER TO SOMEONE

Annelyse Gelman is a woman I’d love to get to know over a glass or, let’s be honest,  a bottle, of red wine.  Humor weaves itself through this collection of poetry … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Review: NO MATTER THE WRECKAGE by Sarah Kay

Enchanting. Honest. Humble. Uplifting. Delightful. Courageous. Finding just one word to encapsulate that which Sarah Kay brings to her debut collection is like choosing my favorite star in the night … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls

  Review by Courtney Myers   As I looked at piles of chapbooks spread across the coffee table, ripe for review, I couldn’t help but pluck this one from the … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

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