Kick in the Head : An everyday guide to poetic forms

Author(s): Paul B. Janeczko

Children Fiction

In this splendid and playful volume, acclaimed poetry anthologist Paul B. Janeczko and Caldecott Honor illustrator Chris Raschka present lively examples of twenty-nine poetic forms, demonstrating not only the (sometimes bendable) rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms so wonderfully to life. Featuring formal poems, some familiar and some never before published, from the likes of Eleanor Farjeon (aubade), X.J. Kennedy (elegy), Ogden Nash (couplet), Liz Rosenberg (pantoum) and William Shakespeare, the sonnet king himself, A "Kick in the Head perfectly illustrates Robert Frost's maxim that poetry without rules is like a tennis match without a net. First published 2005.


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"One of the most original illustrators at work today." Publishers Weekly on Chris Raschka"

Paul Janeczko is a poet and teacher who has edited numerous award-winning anthologies. He lives in Maine, USA. Chris Raschka is a writer, illustrator and trained violinist. He lives in America.

General Fields

  • : 9780763606626
  • : walker
  • : walker
  • : April 2005
  • : 250mm X 250mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chris Raschka
  • : 811.00809282
  • : 64
  • : Reinforced binding Reinforced binding illustrations
  • : Paul B. Janeczko
  • : Paperback