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.

4 comments:

  1. thanks for the tip - I am not familiar with his work and will check it out (as it has two of my most favorite subjects....love and longing. sigh).

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  2. I think you'll enjoy this book. Also try his A Fire in My Hands and Neighborhood Odes. He has many other fantastic collections, but these are great to start with.

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  3. Thanks for the recommendation. The collection sounds just LOVEly.!

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  4. I LOVE this book. It's my favorite of all his works, I think. So wonderful.

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