If you have ever wanted to write poetry, but you just weren't confident enough to try, this book my give you a friendly nudge in the direction of your paper and pencil. About 25 poets—many of them your favorites, I'm sure—wrote letters to a young writer specifically for this book. In addition to the brief letters offering advice and inspiration, each poet is represented by a poem or two. It's the perfect package for you, if you want to write poetry. And it's available in paperback.
A National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children's Book
in the Language Arts
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
"This is a wonderful book!"
— The Yellow Brick Road
"To work up enthusiasm about writing--and not just poetry--one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection."
— The Kirkus Reviews