What makes a poem a poem? is it simply a matter of taking words and
writing them out in verse form and making them rhyme? Or is it actually
much more than that-the use of rules about meter, form, and rhyme to
create a framework for the expression of special observations and ideas?
is a handbook of the mechanics of writing poetry. In a clear,
understandable tone it introduces children to the different voices of
poetry; types of rhyme and other elements of sound, rhythm, and
metrics; and some of the most common forms of poetry.
Livingston is a well known author, anthologist, poet, and teacher. She
has used all her experiences in these fields to make POEM MAKING a useful, accessible, and unique guide for children to use in creating poems of their own.