Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Milkweed Editions - River of Words

To buy: River of Words - Young Poets and Artists on the Nature of Things by Pamela Michael and Robert Haas
In 1995, then-US Poet Laureate Robert Hass and writer Pamela Michael founded River of Words, a non-profit arts and environmental education organization for children.
Featuring children’s poems and works of art that were chosen as award winners in River of Words’ annual contests over the past ten years, this delightful anthology showcases the work of children seeking to explore, appreciate, and protect the watersheds in which they live. In poems with such titles as “I Love My Dog,” “Seasons in Our Watershed,” “History of a Cornfield,” and “Swamp Shack,” River of Words includes diverse voices as well as some bilingual poems. A remarkable confluence of K-12 curriculum, children’s literature, environmentalism, and poetry, this enchanting volume speaks to the creative spirit in all of us.

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