PART I: GOT STYLE? How to write a poem / celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye (Kwame Alexander) -- In every season / celebrating Robert Frost (Marjorie Wentworth) -- I like your / celebrating e. e. cummings (Kwame Alexander) -- Contemporary haiku / celebrating Bashō (Chris Colderley) -- Snapshots / celebrating Nikki Giovanni (Chris Colderley) -- Jazz jive jam / celebrating Langston Hughes (Kwame Alexander) -- PART II: IN YOUR SHOES. Walter, age ten / celebrating Walter Dean Meyers (Kwame Alexander) -- A field of roses / celebrating Emily Dickinson (Chris Colderley) -- The blue alphabet / celebrating Terrance Hayes (Marjorie Wentworth) -- How Billy Collins writes a poem / celebrating Billy Collins (Marjorie Wentworth) -- The Music of the earth / celebrating Pablo Neruda (Marjorie Wentworth)-- Tambourine things / celebrating Judith Wright (Chris Colderley) -- (Loving) the world and everything in it / celebrating Mary Oliver (Marjorie Wentworth) -- PART III: THANK YOU. Hue and cry / celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks (Kwame Alexander) -- The poet inside me / celebrating Sandra Cisneros (Chris Colderley) - No idle days / celebrating William Carlos Williams (Chris Colderley) -- Song of Uhuru / celebrating Okot p'Bitek (Kwame Alexander) -- For our children's children / celebrating Chief Dan George (Chris Colderley) -- Spin a song / celebrating Rumi (Marjorie Wentworth) -- Majestic / celebrating Maya Angelou (Kwame Alexander) -- About poets being celebrated -- About the authors.
Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.
Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.