23 Apr It’s Monday! What is a Jabber Poem? #IMWAYR
If you have kids who think poetry is about sitting quietly or staring out a window, Jabber-Walking will change their perspective. This poetry book is meant for students who like to run, jump, climb, and think on their feet. Jabber-Walking shows students how to record ideas when they are out in the world and then how to use those ideas as inspirations for poetry.
Listen to the way author and poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, describes a Jabber-poem,
“A Jabber poem is a fast poem, remember? A wild poem. An unkempt, messy, dirty poem.
A scribble, gooey, cuckoo, sweaty, puffy, blue-cheese, incandescent poem!” (80)
Jabber-Walking is playful and shows students the power of scribbles, doodles, and observations. From story poems to poems that capture conversations, Juan Felipe Herrera teaches readers how to notice, laugh, and play with language.
Don’t miss the audio version of this book – Juan Felipe Herrera reads it himself and his enthusiasm is absolutely contagious.
This book is a perfect addition to our poetry basket, tune in Thursday to see what else is in this basket!