Sunday, April 03, 2016

Poetry Week by Week: Concrete poems


Welcome to day 1 of week 1 of the Poetry Week by Week celebration and challenge! We are kicking off this event by celebrating concrete poems.

Concrete poems are poems in which the words are arranged in such a way as to create an image on the page. In essence, the poem takes on the shape of its subject. It is its own illustration.

These kinds of poems are as fun to look at as they are to read. And they are fun to write too! Here is one that I wrote several years ago that was published in an issue of Fun for Kidz magazine.



I haven't written a concrete poem in a long time, so it will be fun to experiment with this form of poetry this week. I hope you will be experimenting too!

Check back throughout the week for more examples of great concrete poems, a book review, and a guest poet. And especially don't forget to come back Saturday to share your own poem (or simply see how I've done with the challenge).

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