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Immersed in Verse by P-Sterling

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Poetry's hip, poetry's hot, and poetry's a blast with this cool, contemporary guide created in the same entertaining style as the popular In Print!Kids instinctively love poetry—its rhythm, its rhymes, and its playful transformation of ordinary language. And these days, such cutting-edge, youthful forms as rap, hip-hop, and slams have made poetry more relevant than ever. With its fun facts, exciting writing activities, and words of encouragement from a respected professional, Immersed in Verse nurtures the nascent poet in every child. Best of all, these awe-inspiring ideas have nothing in common with blah school assignments. Instead, youngsters rearrange their favorite (or least favorite) poems; start their own poetry workshop; present "open mike night" in the basement; and record their friends reciting. Along the way, they'll open more than a few "poet's toolboxes." They'll explore the wonderful world of words and learn about attitude, equipment, techniques (including "metaphors be with you"), different styles of verse, revising your writing, getting published, and performing.  Allan Wolf has served as the educational director for the national touring company Poetry Alive! His books include The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts and New Found Land. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and three children.A Selection of the Children's Book of the Month Club.

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									Immersed in Verse
Author: Allan Wolf
Other: Tuesday Mourning



Age Group: 10 and up
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Poetry's hip, poetry's hot, and poetry's a blast with this cool, contemporary guide created in the same
entertaining style as the popular In Print!Kids instinctively love poetry—its rhythm, its rhymes, and its
playful transformation of ordinary language. And these days, such cutting-edge, youthful forms as rap,
hip-hop, and slams have made poetry more relevant than ever. With its fun facts, exciting writing
activities, and words of encouragement from a respected professional, Immersed in Verse nurtures the
nascent poet in every child. Best of all, these awe-inspiring ideas have nothing in common with blah
school assignments. Instead, youngsters rearrange their favorite (or least favorite) poems; start their own
poetry workshop; present "open mike night" in the basement; and record their friends reciting. Along the
way, they'll open more than a few "poet's toolboxes." They'll explore the wonderful world of words and
learn about attitude, equipment, techniques (including "metaphors be with you"), different styles of verse,
revising your writing, getting published, and performing.  Allan Wolf has served as the educational director 
for the national touring company Poetry Alive! His books include The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other
Poems about Our Parts and New Found Land. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and three
children.A Selection of the Children's Book of the Month Club.

								
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