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Poetry Friday: The Language Inside by Holly Thompson

May 17th, 2013 (07:00 am)

then we talk about journeys
the different meanings of the word
and we brainstorm going around the circle
words that come to mind
when we hear the word journey-

airplane
backpack
journal
Puerto Rico
dust
sneakers
hotel
reunion
luggage
sunset
tears
cockroaches
immigration
money
magic carpet
legs
Zena says
and I say Tohoku

This comes from Holly Thompson's new verse novel, The Language Inside, a book I very much enjoyed. Read my full-length review of The Language Inside.

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Comments

Posted by: Lorie Ann Grover (Lorie Ann Grover)
Posted at: May 17th, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)

Shout out for verse novels!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 17th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)

Indeed! :)

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: May 18th, 2013 10:02 am (UTC)

Read your review -- sounds FABULOUS! I'll be on the lookout for this one!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 18th, 2013 03:50 pm (UTC)

Thanks! Let me know what you think when you read it!

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