The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems (Hardcover)

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By Georgia Heard, Antoine Guilloppé (Illustrator)
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With words both found and created, well-known poets offer readers and writers a source of inspiration. Black-and-white illustrations (6-12).

— From Poetry


Twitter feeds, school notes, advertisements, street signs--find poetry in the unlikely places with thirty comtemporary poets.

Imagine picking up a scrap of paper off the floor or reading a sign at a gas station or looking at graffiti on the subway and finding poetry in these words. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poems take existing text, reorder and refashion it, and present it as a poem. Youthful, urban, and ironic, this energetic and surprising poetic form demonstrates the beauty of everyday words and will inspire young poets to find their own poetry.

Find your own poems with Georgia Heard's The Arrow Finds Its Mark as your guide.

About the Author

Georgia Heard, author of The Arrow Finds its Mark, is a writer, speaker, and educational consultant who teaches and speaks to audiences in the United States and around the world about writing and using poetry with children. She lives in Singer Island, Florida.

Praise For…

“...will have readers seeing inspiration all around them...” —Publishers Weekly

“Aimed at young readers, with an eye to helping them learn to write their own found poems, the collection will be a handy guide to an accessible form.” —Kirkus

“…this intriguing little book offers an appealingly down-to-earth entryway into poetry.” —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596436657
ISBN-10: 1596436654
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: March 27th, 2012
Pages: 48
Language: English

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