Ron Koertge Wants To Do Nothing But Delight Armed With His Trademark Wit, He Introduces Readers To Little Red Riding Hood All Grown Up With A Fondness For Salsa And Chips, Explores The Thorny Relationship Of Jackie Robinson And Pee Wee Reese, Spies A Trojan Pony And The Children It Bamboozles, And Offers An Alternate Reading To The Icarus Story He Meets Walt Whitman On The Set Of An X Rated Movie, Attends His Gardener S Funeral, And Goes To His Beloved Race Track Seminal Figures From Pop Mythology Speak Up In Unexpected Ways The Beast, Transformed By Beauty, Hints That His New Life Isn T Exactly What He Expected Gretel Enrolls In Night School, The Ogre S Wife From The Beanstalk Yarn Writes A Heart Rending Story On Her Cutting Board, And A Group Of Fourth Graders On A Field Trip Encounters Death Occasionally Setting Aside Free Verse, There Are Couplets About A Bette Davis Movie, A Sestina About Routine Blood Tests, A Villanelle Set In A Topless Bar, And A Set Of Haibun That Chronicles An Entire Day Reverend Ike And John Lennon Said, Whatever Gets You Through The Night This Book Will Do Just That And Carry You Right On In To The Next Day, Guaranteed. A few poems were great Most were confusing. This was a fun take on all the typical fairy tales you ve heard growing up The author definitely changed things up and made for an interesting read Can t wait to readof his poetry I hadn t picked up poetry in a while, since the ole creative writing undergrad days, and was anxious to read this as it was on RUSA s 2014 Notable Books list The poetry format is very accessible I think even non poetry readers will enjoy these whimsical poems that have have a touch of magical realism mixed in with re tellings of favorite childhood stories There s a grown up Little Red Riding Hood, a Belle who goes home from the castle, only to return b I hadn t picked up poetry in a while, since the ole creative writing undergrad days, and was anxious to read this as it was on RUSA s 2014 Notable Books list The poetry format is very accessible I think even non poetry readers will enjoy these whi
Koertge hits right to the belt of our favorite Fairy Tale characters then he draws out answers from them as only the most relentless of investigators can Ron Koertge asks Why and Why again until they finally crack, in these confessional poems, their true natures Raw That is where these poems will take you, to the most human a character can get There you w
An interesting collection of poetry Its pretty cohesive and I feel that it has a common thread running through it I loved the fairy tale poems They were probably my favs in here Some of the poems I wasn t a fan
Not challenging like some mod postmodern poets, Koertge s collection is a good reminder that poetry doesn t have to be blazing new trails syntactically or use obscure word choices to be heartfelt and sensual and imaginative. This is poetry that makes me smile, and occasionally chuckle Nothing saccharine here Just good poetry. Odd, eclectic and magical verseFor a complete list of winners, please visit www.ala.org rusa awards Loved these poems He s bright and funny and best of all you can understand him His retelling of old folk fairy tales is a delight Just the right twist.
- 80 pages
- The Ogres Wife
- Ron Koertge
- 27 August 2019 Ron Koertge