“Wordplay: The Case for Ludic Poetry” by J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis, 2011 NCTE Award winner and U.S. children’s poet laureate, has published online an excellent new essay about game-playing in children’s poetry in Hunger Mountain: the Vermont College of Fine Arts journal of the arts. This is a fine (and funny) addition to the growing body of critical writing about poetry for young people. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on ““Wordplay: The Case for Ludic Poetry” by J. Patrick Lewis

  1. What a great resource! Thank you! Another good concrete/shape poetry book is Outside the Lines: Poetry at Play by Brad Burg. A fun collection of playtime themed poems. And, although not designed for children specifically, check out the current exhibit called:” LANGUAGE TO COVER A WALL-Visual Poetry Through Its Changing Media,” through Feb. 18th, 2012 at the University at Buffalo Art Gallery in Center for the Arts on the North Campus. A rare chance to see concrete poetry on display and inspiration for all!

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