A book I recommend


EVERY SECOND SOMETHING HAPPENS, Poems for the Mind and Senses is a new book of poetry edited by Christine San Jose and Bill Johnson. It’s illustrated by Melanie Hall and published by Boyds Mills Press. What I like about this book (other than having some of my poems in it) is that Christine and Bill have selected a number of excellent poems written by young people.Sandwiched between D. H. Lawrence and William Shakespeare or Eileen Spinelli and Rebecca Dotlich you’ll find poems by Taylor Johnson (who is eight) or Cade McCoy (age 9) or Kevin Jones (age 5).Once again we’re reminded that young people have plenty to say, just as Alyssa Kirch demonstrated with her dirt poem last month. I hope you’ll find a copy of EVERY SECOND SOMETING HAPPENS for your own enjoyment and to share with young poets in your family. Good for Christine and Bill and Boyds Mills Press for bringing these delightful poems together for our pleasure.David