Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast
Eric Ode & Erik Brooks
Sasquatch Books, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his charming collection of twenty, whimsical poems cover many facets of life at the seashore. There are poems about lighthouses, starfish, barnacles, an octopus, hermit crabs and sea lions.
s you read these poems you'll discover that you can find sea urchins clinging to rocks in tide pools and that an octopus can maneuver into the smallest of spaces.
hether he muses about the stories told by tracks left in the beach sand or asks what type of
lives in a sandcastle or who could possible love an ugly eel, poet Eric Ode not only makes his reader laugh but he also poses some thoughtful questions about life at the seashore.
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