Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Book of Men

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!


Darlene said...

I'll have to check this one out Linda. I'm never sure which books of poems to buy and yet I'd like to read some. Have a wonderful weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

I will have to check her out, too. I have been a lazy reader and overlooked my Almanac emails. Thanks for highlighting this winner.