There are few subjects that strike at the heart of teenagers more quickly
and more sharply than love. Although there are shelves of love poems, Sara
Holbrook and Allan Wolf are not afraid to tackle this rite a passage, from
the glance that starts it all to the bittersweet conclusion. With tenderness,
insight, and humor, these accomplished poets chronicle the relationship
in a variety of poetic forms, from the traditional—sonnet, tanka,
poem for two voices—to the more challenging forms of villanelle,
terza rima, and luc bat (short Vietnamese form). If these wonderful poems
were gift enough to a reader, the poets include a few pages of notes at
the end of the book that explain the poetic forms they used in their collection.
In addition to collaborating on this book, these poets have something else in common: delightfully zany websites. So, the first chance you get, go to http://www.saraholbrook.com and http://www.allanwolf.com and learn all about them and their books.