Way to go, Laura Purdie Salas! My copy of CATCH YOUR BREATH: WRITING POIGNANT POETRY just arrived and I’m impressed (as always) by any book of Laura’s. This one is directed toward teen girls and provides encouragement and tips to shine a friendly light down the path.
A number of poets have contributed to the cause by modeling a variety of poetic forms. Mine is a found poem, “Just Add Algae.” Pat Lewis chips in a delightful acrostic. Matt Forrest uses a haiku to show us how alliteration works. Teen girls (and a LOT of others) will enjoy the wit and wisdom of Kenn Nesbitt, Marilyn Singer, Nikki Grimes, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Laura herself, and a number of other talented poets.
Thanks for the invitation, Laura. Good luck with your newest title.