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How to Write a Poem

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Playful language inspires creativity, fresh look at poetry.

Girl in a pink shirt riding a unicycle and writing the words "my poem" in pencil

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Inspiring new or reluctant poets, this fun, whimsical but serious approach to poetry uses small, common moments to prompt unique thoughts and feelings. How to Write a Poem has a delightful rhythm and encourages readers to listen to the sounds around them. It also pulls readers to listen to the quiet in their minds until the ideas become clear. This is a great book for anyone looking to find a creative boost, anyone stuck on how to start writing, and people who appreciate the playfulness and sounds of language.

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