Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets / Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth ; illustrated Ekua Holmes.

Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homag...

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Main Author: Alexander, Kwame
Other Authors: Colderley, Chris,, Holmes, Ekua,, Wentworth, Marjory, 1958-
Published: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Got style? How to write a poem / celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye (Kwame Alexander) ; In every season / celebrating Robert Frost (Marjorie Wentworth) ; I like your / celebrating e. e. cummings (Kwame Alexander) ; Contemporary haiku / celebrating Bashō (Chris Colderley) ; Snapshots / celebrating Nikki Giovanni (Chris Colderley) ; Jazz jive jam / celebrating Langston Hughes (Kwame Alexander)
  • Part II: In your shoes. Walter, age ten / celebrating Walter Dean Meyers (Kwame Alexander) ; A field of roses / celebrating Emily Dickinson (Chris Colderley) ; The blue alphabet / celebrating Terrance Hayes (Marjorie Wentworth) ; How Billy Collins writes a poem / celebrating Billy Collins (Marjorie Wentworth) ; The Music of the earth / celebrating Pablo Neruda (Marjorie Wentworth) ; Tambourine things / celebrating Judith Wright (Chris Colderley) ; (Loving) the world and everything in it / celebrating Mary Oliver (Marjorie Wentworth)
  • Part III: Thank you. Hue and cry / celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks (Kwame Alexander) ; The poet inside me / celebrating Sandra Cisneros (Chris Colderley) ; No idle days / celebrating William Carlos Williams (Chris Colderley) ; Song of Uhuru / celebrating Okot p'Bitek (Kwame Alexander) ; For our children's children / celebrating Chief Dan George (Chris Colderley) ; Spin a song / celebrating Rumi (Marjorie Wentworth) ; Majestic / celebrating Maya Angelou (Kwame Alexander)
  • About poets being celebrated
  • About the authors.