This Poem Is a Nest
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
An NCTE Notable Poetry Book
This beautiful poetry collection introduces readers to the art of found poetry as the poet writes a 37-line poem, "Nest," then finds 160 smaller poems within it.
What can you find in a poem about a robin's nest? Irene Latham masterfully discovers "nestlings" or smaller poems about an astonishing variety of subjects--emotions, wild animals, natural landmarks on all seven continents, even planets and constellations. Each poem is a glorious spark of wonder that will prompt readers to look at the world afresh. The book includes an introduction detailing the principles of found poetry and blackout poetry, and a section of tips at the end. The joyous creativity in this volume is certain to inspire budding poets.
Irene Latham is the winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award. She is the author of hundreds of poems and nearly twenty current and forthcoming poetry, fiction, and picture books, including Dear Wandering Wildebeest (winner of a Nerdy Book Award and a 2015 NCTE Notable Poetry Book) and Fresh Delicious (winner of a Eureka! Award and a 2017 NCTE Notable Poetry Book.
Johanna Wright is a fine artist and illustrator. She has sold thousands of original artwork pieces worldwide. Johanna worked with Sarah Oliphant as a painter of large-scale painted backdrops for the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, and O Magazine. She has authored and illustrated over 10 picture and middle grade books, including the "Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine" series and Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies.
Publication Date: 09/29/2020 - 12:00am
On Sale: 09/29/2020 - 12:00am