Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Read, Write, Howl.
My selection is Concrete Poetry by Valerie Bodden.
This is one of a four book series by Bodden entitled Poetry Basics that also includes Haiku, Limericks and Nursery Rhymes.
Written at a sixth grade level, this book takes readers through the history of concrete poetry from ancient Greece to modern day and touches on the future of concrete poetry as well. The book is filled with examples that clearly demonstrate her viewpoint that concrete poems are meant to be seen as much as they are to be read. Bodden includes a glossary, bibliography and suggestions for further reading.