Friday, February 11, 2011

Poetry Friday

My offering is "All The Wild Wonders: poems of our Earth" edited by Wendy Cooling and illustrated by Piet Grobler.

Selections from poets past and present speak to the endangered beauty of the natural world. The selections are as diverse in style and voice as the writers are varied: Poet Laureate Alfred Tennyson to Ogden Nash, English Romantic Poet William Blake to Rasta Performance Poet Benjamin Zephaniah or Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve whose work is influenced by her Sioux heritage. Russian, Jamaican and Turkish Poets, to name only a few, share the stage with English and American writers.

Cooling skillfully weaves the works together in a celebration of nature that is also a cautionary tale. Grobler's watercolors in a folk art style are a perfect accent for the text.

1 comment:

Tara said...

Thank you for sharing this!

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