Every morning I check The Writer's Almanac to read the poem of the day. Last week they featured two poems by Dorianne Laux. She's one of my favorite poets so I just had to click the "buy now" button and download her newest book to my Kindle.
I love how her poems are easy to understand but are still very poetic. She writes about ordinary things that have happened to her and I can't help but nod my head knowing I've had similar experiences.
I've already used "The Beatles" as one of my poems of the day in my classroom. It led to a very spirited conversation about the fab four. These kids are 15 and 16 years old and it's amazing how many of them are Beatles fans.
Anyway, I'm glad I downloaded this little book of poems. I've read it once but it'll be handy for whenever I want to read it again. And I will!