Friday, January 9, 2015
Join Tabatha and a host of poetry friends for Poetry Friday round-up to share poetry love. I searched the poetry collection at my old school for a favorite book of poetry. There were many old friends on the shelves. The World According to Dog: Poems and Teen Voices (an odd choice for a cat lover who has never owned a dog) jumped into my arms.
This is a book of poetry made for sharing with students. Joyce Sidman provides a reader's guide with specific ideas for crafting a personal essay, a diamante, and a memory poem. Tara shared "A Dog in Bed" in her November post. The advice poem, "Always Take a Dog," is my favorite poem. This book was published in 2003, but it's still one of my favorite poetry books a dozen years later. Share it soon with the dog lovers in your life!