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Front the author’s introduction

“This is an enhanced picture book for readers aged eight to eighty. (PG-13 for age eight.) ... It is not, as most such books are, an anthology of complete poems or an illustrated edition of a single poem. Rather, the text of POEM is what is known as a cento: it stitches together lines and phrases of famous poems to form an entirely new, and itself poetic, whole. The result is something like a pastiche introduction to the conventions of poetry—its sounds, images, aims, and rhythms—in which the words of the text illustrate the aspect of poetry that is being presented. 

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