Author(s): Paul B. Janeczko
An inspirational collection of poems, letters and advice for budding young poets. Everyone watches clouds, Naming creatures they've seen. I see sky differently, I see the blue between - As a new poet, you are discovering your own way of seeing yourself and the world around you, and learning to transfer your thoughts and observations into poetry. But it's easy to doubt yourself from time to time. Seeing the Blue Between is a book of advice, encouragement and example - full of letters written by 32 renowned poets. They've even included a few of their own poems, in case you need inspiration. These poets have spent a lifetime experiencing the challenges of writing - and the thrill of seeing the world with a unique eye. Young and budding poets will benefit from their words of support and wisdom.
Paul B. Janeczko is a poet and teacher and has edited more than twenty award-winning poetry anthologies for young people, including Very Best (Almost) Friends and A Poke in the I. He says, I tried to create a book that I wish I'd had when I was a kid. Maybe its words would have given me the comfort and encouragement I needed. Paul lives in Maine, USA, with his wife and daughter.