April 27, 2016
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
by Bob Raczka
Concrete poems, or shape poems, uses words to form pictures. Raczka is very clever at this, creating pictures with letters and pictures with words. The letter t almost floats off the page in his first poem, takeoff, while below, the words soar up and down in the jetstream. Orbiting is arranged in a circle, corners is written like a maze as a mouse hunts for the cheese, and the words in icicles hang from the top of the page. Fun to read, they'll have kids reading forwards, backwards, or upside-down!