Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Out of Wonder is an exquisite tribute to poets and poetry. Everything about this book is gorgeous, from the physical book itself to the poetry and sentiments contained within.
Kwame Alexander offers a heartfelt preface that includes his take on the singular nature of poetry: “It has the power to reach inside of you, to ignite something in you, and to change you in ways you never imagined.” If you have yet to come across a poem that does that for you, you may find one, or a few, in this book.
Alexander, with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, have written poems to celebrate their most favorite poets. Their words are a fine tribute to their beloved poets, but the incredible artwork done by Ekua Holmes is also breathtaking. The combination of words and pictures is uplifting and inspiring. A perfect marriage between language and imagery!
The authors hope readers will be inspired and interested in the poets honored in this book, and the back contains brief biographical information about them.
This is an outstanding book of award-winning caliber that shouldn’t be passed up.
Kwame Alexander, Ekua Holmes
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