Friday, April 1, 2016

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
By Bob Raczka
Roaring Book Press, 2016. 44 p.

April is National Poetry Month. And today is April Fool’s Day. Wet Cement is both a book of poems and a book that will elicit some chuckles. Making this the perfect book to talk about today! Raczka cleverly creates concrete poetry—with images that are just as important as the actual text of the poem. Children in elementary school will laugh at the ending of the poem “Clock”. The rhythm of the poem “Dominoes” is clever and feels just like a bunch of dominoes set up to fall over. And the “pop-up” poem made me laugh out loud.

This is a good book for those that love poetry, those that love to share poetry, or those who are just discovering poetry. Check it out, and happy National Poetry Month!

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