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  • Writer's pictureShameer Bismilla

Out of Wonder

'Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets' by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth, beautifully illustrated by Ekua Holmes. This captivating collection of poems not only stands alone as a work of art but also serves as a mentor text for aspiring poets. The striking illustrations vividly capture the essence of each poem, creating an immersive experience for readers.

Drawing inspiration from a powerful quote by Lucille Clifton, 'Poems come out of wonder, not out of knowing.' Alexander's opening preface sets the stage for an inspiring journey through the world of poetry. As he imparts, 'A poem is a small but powerful thing' - capable of igniting change and touching souls in ways we never imagined.

This book carries the art of poetry with profound sensitivity, helping us see the world in new and extraordinary ways. Alexander's love for books and poetry is evident throughout each page, and his collaboration with Wentworth and Colderley pays homage to the poets who have shaped their craft. In a world where every word can have meaning, 'Out of Wonder' is a must-read for anyone seeking the transformative power of poetry.


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