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Paul B. Janeczko (1945–2019)

Forfatter af A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

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Paul Bryan Janeczko was born in Passaic, New Jersey on July 27, 1945. He received a bachelor's degree in English from St. Francis College in 1967 and a master's degree in English from John Carroll University in 1970. While teaching public high school, he created his own poetry anthology to use in vis mere his classes. He retired from teaching in 1990 after 22 years. He became a poet and anthologist best known for his poetry anthologies for children. From the 1980s through the early 2000s, he was the compiler for several anthologies including Pocket Poems: Selected for a Journey, I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: A Book of Her Poems and His Poems Collected in Pairs, and A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms. He wrote several poetry collections including The Crystal Image, Requiem, Worlds Afire, and The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-to Poems. His novel, Bridges to Cross, was published 1986. He died on February 19, 2019 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Paul B. Janeczko

The Dark Game: True Spy Stories (2010) 208 eksemplarer
The Place My Words Are Looking For (1990) 145 eksemplarer
Worlds Afire (2004) 97 eksemplarer
Poetspeak (1983) 79 eksemplarer
Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku (1656) 72 eksemplarer
Stone Bench In An Empty Park (2000) 52 eksemplarer
That Sweet Diamond Baseball Poems (1998) 39 eksemplarer
Very Best (almost) Friends (1999) 28 eksemplarer
Wherever Home Begins (1995) 26 eksemplarer
Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry (1997) — Redaktør — 26 eksemplarer
Brickyard Summer (1989) 20 eksemplarer
Loads of Codes and Secret Ciphers (1984) 18 eksemplarer
This Delicious Day: 65 Poems (1987) 17 eksemplarer
Going Over to Your Place (1987) 15 eksemplarer
Pocket Poems (1985) 15 eksemplarer
Stardust Otel (1993) 11 eksemplarer
Preposterous : poems of youth (1991) 9 eksemplarer
Crystal Image (1977) 2 eksemplarer
Bridges to Cross (1986) 1 eksemplar
A Poke in the Head 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Bidragyder — 353 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1945-07-27
Dødsdag
2019-02-19
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Passaic, New Jersey, USA

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Poetry anthology , Nature
Idependent reading grade 2-5
 
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Teannawiggins21 | 73 andre anmeldelser | Mar 28, 2024 |
 
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wallace2012 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Nov 4, 2023 |
Can be challenging to read as not all the shapes have a predictable way to read the poem. However, the ones I can read easily are quite clever.
 
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KaraRW | 59 andre anmeldelser | Jul 25, 2023 |
First sentence: Home
East side, West side,
all around the town.
Which side
is the best side?
Wherever you sit down
to eat your supper, pet your cat,
do homework, watch TV.
Any old place
that's your home base
is where you want to be.
X.J. Kennedy

Premise/plot: Where I Live is a poetry collection edited by Paul B. Janeczko. The poems are gathered together into three sections, "Home," "Street," and "Town." Each poem is illustrated. Many poems celebrate the ordinary, the little moments that make up life.

My thoughts: Poetry collections are interesting. I always find a few to love. I rarely love them one and all. Such is the case with this new collection. There were a handful of poems that I definitely enjoyed reading. I thought they worked really well. I could see using them in the classroom, sharing them with young ones.

One of my favorite visual poems is by Nicholas Virgilio.
"Now the swing is still:
a suspended tire
centers the autumn moon."

The illustration shows a tire swing with a centered moon. It's a beautiful image.

I loved Ice Cream Truck by Irene Latham
On summer Mondays
we listen
for the jinglesong
that holds
half notes
of winter:
fudgesicle
orangesicle
pushpop
bombpop
firecracker
snowball
and ice cream
on a stick
that drips
unless
your tongue
is swift
like mine.

The Walk
Crunching my boots
through another snowstorm,
each footprint a temporary tattoo
against the frosted prairie.
~ Charles Waters
… (mere)
 
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