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Reviewku: Poetry!

HAIKU BOOK REVIEWS   

REVIEWKU is collection of book reviews written in with the syllabic rules of Haiku (5/7/5 syllables per line), followed by “Nitty Gritty” book specific details including but not limited to: age range, genre, point of view (POV), theme, style, voice, setting. From braided monologues to sonnets to syllabic puzzles to Caribbean verse… enjoy these Poetry Reviewkus, mateys!

 

•  This page features Reviewkus of the Poetic nature. 

 


 

 

 

GLIMPSE by Carol Lynch Williams

Posted by on 2:28 am in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

BACK AND FORTH AND UP AND DOWN

Flashbacks, revolvers,

Sister spiraling down, down.

Diary found. Hope.

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GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! ! by Laura Amy Schlitz

Posted by on 2:59 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

DARK AGES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Poems or plays? Read

silently or act out? Yes!

Speaking history.

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GUYKU by Bob Raczka and Peter H. Reynolds

Posted by on 3:03 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

HAIKU FOR BOYS — AND MAYBE A FEW GIRLS TOO

Playful, pithy thoughts.

Natures changing moods for guys.

Seasonal humor.

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HATE THAT CAT by Sharon Creech

Posted by on 4:05 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

WRITING DOWN THE WORDS – A CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Teacher, boy, letters.

Poetry history, rules.

Comments, questions, learn

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HEARTBEAT by Sharon Creech

Posted by on 4:04 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

WHY CAN’T EVERYONE JUST STAY THE SAME?

Run, run, thump, thump, Mom.

Baby, baby, new baby?

Come back Grandpa. Max?

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HIDDEN by Helen Frost

Posted by on 3:53 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

Hidden words, lost girl.

Carjacking, kidnapping – oops!

Happy ending – yay!

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HURRICANE DANCERS by Margaret Engle

Posted by on 4:02 am in reviewku: pirate (all), reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

BROKEN ONE, HALF AND HALF, TRANSLATOR, REDEEMER

Caribbean verse.

Pirates. Captured. Ransomed. Saved.

Sinking ship. Mercy.

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I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME by Lisa Schroeder

Posted by on 2:58 am in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

THIS I SWEAR TO YOU

It was my fault. Do

you hate me? I love you. Now

and forever more.

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INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai

Posted by on 3:31 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

DIFFERENT BUT THE SAME

Run from Vietnam.

Sweet papayas; schoolyard taunts.

New state of normal.

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JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Eric Beddows

Posted by on 3:58 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

DUET

Back and Forth. Insects.

Contrast. Nature. Voices. Bugs.

Read out loud. Rhythm.

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KEESHA’S HOUSE by Helen Frost

Posted by on 3:52 am in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

EVERY ROOM TELLS A TALE

Sestina. Sonnet.

Emotional trauma. Truth.

Joy, pain, rage. Safe house.

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LEARNING TO SWIM by Ann Turner

Posted by on 2:37 am in reviewku: pirate (all), reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

ONCE UPON A TIME AND LATER IN LIFE

Little girl lost — plot:

“Sailing,” “Sinking,” “Swimming.”

Hurting. Healing. Hope.

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LOCOMOTION by Jacqueline Woodson

Posted by on 2:14 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

RHYTHM, RHYME, RAP; SONNETS, HAIKU, FREE VERSE

Foster. Fire. Search.

Sister. School. Action. Worry.

Move. Groove. No hurry.

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LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech

Posted by on 4:03 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

BACK AND FORTH, TO AND FRO – STUDENT/TEACHER POETICS

Letters. Lessons. Class.

Famous poet visit? Hope.

Journal. Poet boy.

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MAY B. by Caroline Starr Rose

Posted by on 3:02 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

LIFE IS HARD

Pioneer girl grows

in prairie blizzards, under

wide skies. Maturing.

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MIRROR MIRROR by Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Josee Massee

Posted by on 2:53 am in reviewku: plunder, picture book, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

BACK AND FORTH, FLIP AND FLOP

Reversible verse.

Every tale has two sides; two

Sides has every tale

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NIGHT ON NEIGHBORHOOD STREET by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Posted by on 3:39 am in reviewku: plunder, middle grade, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

DREAMS THAT SWISH

Dancing dust. Singing

silence. One night. Brown shades. Dusk.

Bright stars. Trumpet. Sleep.

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ONE OF THOSE HIDEOUS BOOKS WHERE THE MOTHER DIES by Sonya Sones

Posted by on 2:45 am in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

MY HOLLYWOOD DAD THINKS HE’S ALL THAT

Did she have to die?

And if so why do I have

to go live with him?

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ORCHARDS by Holly Thompson

Posted by on 2:39 am in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

ANGER, FEAR, DESPAIR

Suicide, anger

Bipolar, hidden terrors,

Japanese orchard.

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OVERLORD by Jorie Graham

Posted by on 3:41 am in reviewku: plunder, adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

EVERY WORD COUNTS

War, peace, history.

Tragedy, battle, truth, hope.

Weighted word poems.

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PIRATE HAIKU by Michael Spradlin

Posted by on 2:43 am in reviewku: pirate (all), reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

RAT A TAT TAT

Funny and fun. All

haikus. Pirates and treasure,

rum and action.

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POETRY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN edited by Elise Paschen

Posted by on 3:04 am in reviewku: plunder, picture book, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

THE WRITTEN WORD GETS LOUD

Multi sensory –

sound and poetry. Colors,

patterns, classics, new.

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PURPLE DAZE by Sherry Shahan

Posted by on 2:56 am in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

HAZY PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Newspapers, song clips,

character voices. Teenage

life in the sixties.

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SOLD by Patricia McCormick

Posted by on 3:29 am in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

FITS AND FLOODS, FREE VERSE FLOW

Muzzled. Trapped. Nepal.

Prostitution. Slavery.

Verse reality.

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SONG OF THE WATERBOATMAN AND OTHER POND POEMS by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Becky Prange

Posted by on 2:54 am in reviewku: plunder, picture book, reviewku: poetry (all) | 0 comments

NATURE SINGING – SPRING, WINTER, SUMMER, FALL

Wetlands. Ponds. Seasons.

Food chains. Animals. Sidebars.

Facts. Collage. Poems.

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