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A Kick in the Head An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms Paul B. Janeczko, Chris Raschka

Walker Books Ltd
Paperback 64 pages

250 x 250 x 13mm
4th Apr 2005
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As Robert Frost once said, "Poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net." In this splendid and playful volume, acclaimed poetry anthologist Paul Janeczko and Caldecott Honor illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of 29 poetic forms, illuminating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life.


Paul Janeczko is a poet and teacher who has edited numerous award-winning anthologies. He lives in Maine, USA. Chris Raschka is a writer, illustrator and trained violinist. He lives in America.

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