Blushing

I'll go out on a limb and say that the most popular subject for poems is love. And I've got some wonderful love poems—both classic and contemporary—in this collection. Each of the five sections of poems is introduced by an excerpt from a love letter by a poet that captures the theme of that section, from poems about the excitement of new love to poems about the loneliness that often comes when love is lost. It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to give someone you love a poem that expresses your feelings. You'll find ample choices in this collection.


The Buzz . . .


"Janeczko chooses a subject that will certainly draw interest, and the combination of letters and poetry offers a fine glimpse of what poets do: make beautiful, disciplined work from their deepest, undisciplined feelings."
Booklist

"These expression (often in verse, sometimes in letters) honor love in its many incarnations. . .[They] are the real thing."
Publishers Weekly