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The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects

(2) 4-6 Illustrated by Chris Raschka. In their fourth collaboration, Janeczko and Raschka offer readers fifty poems, a variety of selections from the early Middle Ages to the postmodern and contemporary movements. That all the poems are about objects unifies the collection; their chronological organization provides structure (however, there is no index or information on place of origin). Soft, impressionistic watercolors showcase each poem and visually encourage continuous reading.


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