By Carol Hinz
Editorial Director, Millbrook Press
A few years ago, the website www.brianpcleary.com was born. One of the features of this site is POW, the poem of the week. On the site’s main page, you’ll find it on the right-hand side along with WOW, the word of the week. I think that poetry can seem intimidating to many people, but I love the fact that not all poetry has to be serious or profound. This week’s poem, Falling for Amber, is a perfect example of that. You can find a PDF of the poem here.
It also appears in Brian P. Cleary’s book Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry. This playful poetry collection incorporates information about poetry, so while you’re reading, you can also find out something about everything from concrete poems to limericks to trochaic and iambic meters.