The Poem Forest

Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch

Written by Carrie Fountain, Illustrated by Chris Turnham

The Poem Forest was a very good story. I love how it compared a poem to the wild. “Poetry was like visiting the wild- a surprising place always just exactly itself, language growing wherever it pleased. It couldn’t be straightened out.” I really enjoyed this story and the way it helps us to understand a poem a little differently. I feel it would a good book to add to your library collection, especially to be read when learning about poetry.

Reviewed by KD Rowley, Librarian, David Gourley Elementary
Review shared in December 2022
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-5

The Poem Forest
Written by Carrie Fountain, Illustrated by Chris Turnham
Candlewick Press
32 pages
Release Date: September 13, 2022
ISBN: 9781536211269 
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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