Readers’ Corner: Novels in Verse

I hope you are enjoying National Poetry Month, maybe by reading a little more poetry than you normally do. This week’s featured booklist will help you increase your intake of poetry even if you think you don’t like poetry. This week, I’m sharing 25 great Novels in Verse: Stories Told in Poetry. These are just like […]

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Readers’ Corner: Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, so naturally this week’s featured teen booklist is full of poetry! Think you don’t like poetry? I bet you just haven’t found the right kind. Personally, I love the simple brilliance (and low time commitment) of the six-word memoirs. The teen version is on this list, but you can find […]

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Readers’ Corner: Novels in Verse

If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of reading novels in verse, now’s your chance! This week’s featured booklist is Novels in Verse: Stories Told in Poetry. And if you already know how great it is to read something that’s both quick and beautiful, maybe you’ll find something new here. Even if you’re short on […]

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Tuesday Trailer: The Crossover Book

Tuesday Trailer: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

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Readers’ Corner: Novels in Verse

This week’s featured booklist has some excellent stories that you can read very quickly and then get back to your end-of-the-school-year studies. These are novels in verse, stories told in poetry. When you want the beauty of poetry, but also the compelling plot line of a story, it’s time to grab a novel in verse.  […]

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Readers’ Corner: Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, and you can get started appreciating a wide variety of poetry of, by, and for teens with this week’s featured booklist: Poetry.  This list has a little of everything – including love poems, steampunk Edgar Allen Poe, poetry about social issues, and classics. Try reading something poetic this month, and […]

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Scavenganza Challenge #49: Reading Outside the Box – Poetry

Today’s installment of “Reading Outside the Box” will be the last of our reading based challenges.  Believe it or not, there are only 17 days left of the Scavenganza!  It’s been an amazing summer and we love all of your entries. Since time is winding down, today’s genre to read is poetry.  Head straight for […]

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Poetry quote

Poetry has been able to function quite directly as human interpretation of the raw, loose universe. It is a mixture, if you will, of journalism and metaphysics, or of science and religion. Annie Dillard, Living by Fiction (1983)

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Poetry Month

Reading [poetry], you know, is rather like opening the door to a horde of rebels who swarm out attacking one in twenty places at onece – hit, roused, scraped, bared, swung through the air, so that life seems to flash by; then again blinded, knocked on the head – all of which are agreeable sensations […]

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