Liz recommends the poetry book
How To Eat a Poem: A Smorgasbord of Tasty and Delicious Poems for Young Readers
by American Poetry & Literacy Project and Academy of American Poets.
Do you love poetry? Do you have a favorite poem or poet that you’ve often shared with friends or family? Perhaps you recited a poem or two when the occasion arose. My question is this: just how long have you been walking around with the same poem? Perhaps it’s time to try on some new poetry.
How to Eat a Poem is a wonderful anthology of poems, both new and old. Many are light, charming, and nice for reciting on a warm summer night.
Find seventy poems in this book including “Hope is the Thing with Feathers,“ by Emily Dickenson or “Prickled Pickles Don’t Smile,” by Nikki Giovanni. Younger children will recognize contemporary beloved poet Shel Silverstein. Although the title suggests that the poems are for Young Readers, I think of it more as a book of poetry for families, delivering something for everyone. Why not have members of your family try on some new poetry and include it in your family fun: poetry recitals around the dinner table, around the campfire, or during a long road trip. The digital format allows anyone to read (or recite) a poem from their digital device.