March 25, 2023 by Betsy Bird
Quietly engrossing, this is an appreciation for both subject and form, all wrapped up together. Hug a tree, or write a poem, or just do both.
December 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Ah, poetry. One of the categories that goes across age ranges. Come see some of the finest bits of verse to grace the page in 2022, and find a couple surprises along the way.
September 16, 2022 by Betsy Bird
As smart as it is funny, this is the Mother Goose book we didn’t know we’d been waiting for all this time.
June 11, 2022 by Betsy Bird
A bilingual production, the book is as physically beautiful as it is mentally engaging. For the know-it-alls amongst us, turns out Mr. Neruda still has something to teach us, young and old.
May 6, 2022 by Betsy Bird
With care, grace, and not a little cleverness, Zoboi doesn’t just introduce Butler to kids in the book Star Child. She makes it very clear from the get go that young Octavia was one of us. A supremely relatable person with a drive and output that far outstripped her times.
February 11, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Marshmallow Clouds is one of those books that works so effectively for young readers that it feels as though the co-authors (co-poets?) had been honing their talents for kids, specifically, for years. One of those books that will subtly coil its way around your heart, even as you obliviously flip page after page after page.
December 17, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Oh poetry, you funny little beast, you. Here are the titles that made my little poetry lovin' heart go pitta-pat this year. Hopefully they'll do the same for yours.
August 27, 2021 by Betsy Bird
“Their story does not begin with whips and chains”. Today I review a marvelous testament to not just the power of reclaiming your own story, but the story of your ancestors as well.
July 6, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today's list is not particularly long, but it's a fun encapsulation of some of the Can't Miss Poetry of 2021. Take a gander and then read 'em up for yourselves.
February 25, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Oddly sweet, melancholic, and peaceful, this is poetry as remembrance as well as healing. It is also very much one of a kind.
by Travis Jonker
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by Amanda MacGregor
by Emily Mroczek-Bayci
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