Thursday, May 14, 2009

Poetry Friday: Love Poems

I am crazy busy teaching full time, taking two graduate classes and doing my homework for Laura Salas' wonderful new rhyming poetry class (more about that next week). I hadn't planned on posting, but I just finished Gary Soto's newest collection of love poems: Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to let you know about it. Sylvia has an excellent review of the collection over at Poetry for Children. Gary Soto is a multi-talented writer of picture books, novels, short stories, and poetry collections for all ages. If he's not an author you're familiar with, you don't know what you're missing! You can read more about Gary Soto and his work here.