Poetry Teatime Titles
In response to a BW Mom’s question, this entry features poetry books our family has enjoyed during our teatimes.
There is a series of poetry books that features great poets with gorgeous illustrations that we regularly check out from the library: Poetry for Young People. This series features Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Rudyard Kipling, Langston Hughes, Lewis Carroll and other poets of equally prominent stature in single volumes. I love the illustrations and the wonderful choices of poems selected for children. I can’t recommend these highly enough. My favorite is the Rudyard Kipling edition.
You can’t go wrong with:
Jamberry by Bruce Degen is a delightful romp through nonsense language.
When I go to Half Price Books, I check out the poetry section because often you can find nice anthologies of specific poets for really good prices. I picked up a collection of Emily Dickinson’s poetry that way.
Liam’s favorite poetry book is Great Short Poems, by Dover. We’ve got two copies and they are almost worn out.
My favorite poetry anthology: Americans’ Favorite Poems.
For moms who want to read poetry when they drink tea quietly (while babies nap or teens go to work), here are two female poets I especially enjoy for my own pleasure and edification:
Mary Oliver’s House of Light
Jane Kenyon’s Otherwise
I know you all have favorites too, so please list the ones your family enjoys in the comments section. Include titles and authors so we can easily look them up!
UPDATE: You’ll also find more suggestions on our Poetry Teatime Pinterest board.