Academic journal article Language Arts

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

Academic journal article Language Arts

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems

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Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems Selected by Paul B. Janeczko Illustrated by Melissa Sweet Candlewick, 2014, 47 pp., ISBN 978-0- 7636- 4842- 8

Paul Janeczko takes us through an entire year with 36 short poems by poets such as Joyce Sidman, April Halprin Waylands, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright. The captivating poems, organized around the four seasons, are paired with Melissa Sweet's stunning watercolor, gouache, and mixed-media illustrations. Block letters "FALL" diagonally down a page in autumn colors announcing a new section. Playful curls and swirls show the movement of one leaf as it moves across the page. The accompanying poem by Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser says, "What is it the wind has lost/that she keeps looking for/under each leaf? …

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