Juan Felipe Herrera
Candlewick, 2018 (2018)
Hardcover, Softcover, CD
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
uan Felipe Herrera, first Mexican-American Poet Laureate in the USA, teaches young readers (ten and up) how to write poetry on the move in
errera urges young readers to move fast, jotting down
, which are going to become '
a Seismic & Crazy Epic Poem!
' You don't need to know where you're going, though he does explain very well what it's like to be a
in an airplane, and to try and make sense of hours of
after they're written!
errera shares his own
, and how to make
with them, with '
eyes of flame
'. And burbles become poems, as '
I love autumn / with its leaves that become many different things / miniature sailboats / on tiny oceans as the rain / rushes the edges of gutters / away they go like incomplete letters?
uan Felipe Herrera's
will not be to everyone's taste, but it will inspire some young budding writers into continuing spurts of creativity.
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