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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: National Poetry and Music Appreciation Month Recommendations

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

National Poetry and Music Appreciation Month Recommendations

National Poetry Month

My Dog May Be a Genius by Jack Prelutsky - More than 100 silly poems with illustrations by James Stevenson.

Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem by Jack Prelutsky - Book Description: "Have you ever tried to write a poem about a pizza? How about a pig? How about a pigeon, penguin, potato, Ping-Pong, parrot, puppy, pelican, porcupine, pie, pachyderm, or your parents? Jack Prelutsky has written more than one thousand poems about all of these things—and many others. In this book he gives you the inside scoop on writing poetry and shows you how you can turn your own experiences and stories about your family, your pets, and your friends into poems."

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle - Born a slave in Havana in 1797, he taught himself to read and write. His exceptional talent for poetry won him freedom. This collection of poems includes a short biography.

The Scented Fox by Laynie Browne - Browne is the 2005 Winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Seven Notebooks: Poems by Campbell McGrath - Called a "later-day Whitman," this collection lyrically narrates three seasons.

Sixty Poems by Charles Simic - Current Poet Laureate of the United States, these sixty poems are selected from previously published collections.

National Music Appreciation Month

Just Before Sunrise by Nathan Gunn - "…a collection of songs that will remind everyone of the beauty that surrounds them in their lives." Songs include Tom Waits, Gene Sheer, Yeats and Auden.

Buffy Sainte-Marie by Buffy Sainte-Marie - One of the Vanguard Visionaries series, this compilation includes her most influential songs. The younger generation not familiar with her work will find this recording an excellent introduction.

Unglamorous by Lori McKenna - New songs about life, love, and family, produced by Tim McGraw

New Impossibilities by Yo-Yo Ma - The Silk Road Ensemble fuses Eastern and Western musical sensibilities. Compositions are from the Silk Road performances in Chicago.

Complete Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin, v. 4 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Interpreted and performed by the extraordinary young British duo Rachel Podger on violin and Gary Cooper on piano.


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