If you are in the market for a market,
grab your basket and stop by
the vendors of FRESH DELICOUS.
It is a crisp collection of
more clever than a cucumber poems
from Poetry Friday’s perfectly wonderful
poem vendor, Irene Latham.
It may be the only poetry collection for children
& I also think for adults, to be honored by its
publisher with a poem printed right
on the BACK COVER!
With artwork front, back & middle,
of adorable paper cut outs,
by Mique Morichi.
by Irene Latham
they no longer
soon to be
©2016 Irene Latham
I’m the delighted owner of three of Irene’s books,
one poetry collection for adults
(THE COLOR OF LOST ROOMS)
this tasty one I’m munching on today,
FRESH DELICOUS & also,
DEAR WANDERING WILDEBEEST.
I can’t imagine what will arrive from her
desk, next. But I will be so eager for it.
I wonder if the next publisher will be as wonderful
as this publisher WordSong, to put a poem on the back cover?
For grammar groupies, this clever collection also
tickles the funny bone when Irene finds
in summer squash.
But it’s not just me. FRESH DELICIOUS is piling up a
buncha fresh accolades, such as:
“A collection of lively poems celebrate edible delights from the farmers market…. Written mostly in free verse, clever poems show farmers market produce in a new light…. Moriuchi’s colorful collages pair perfectly with Latham’s poems…. This poetry collection will inspire readers to rush to the farmers market to compare Latham’s images with their real-life counterparts. Kid-friendly recipes are also included at the end of the book. Whimsical poems will inspire readers to play with their fruits and vegetables.” —Kirkus Reviews
This is my introduction for this fantabulous month – April. It is when poem making, poets & poem reading is celebrated.
Today is Poetry Friday. Host Amy Lv dives into it with a poem about coral at
THE POEM FARM. That’s at https://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/
Also, beginning today, lines of a community game known as
the Progressive Poem, take shape on various blogs. The complete list
is with FRESH DELICIOUS author, my friend, Irene Latham, at
LIVE YOUR POEM. I’ll be back with the URL for that goodness.
Am noodling on not my regular laptop & doing my best.
Happy poem reading, poem teaching & poem making!