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Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! I am writing this a few days early as we leave to drive to Tennessee later in the week to visit family. This will be the first road trip we have done since potty training our toddler. Here’s to safe driving conditions and dry undies the whole way!
Since I am prepping for the trip, I don’t have any new poetry to share. But I do have a beautiful novel in verse that I have been reading.
Finding Baba Yaga opens with these lines:
You think you know this story.
You do not.
And the story takes off from there. It is a modern fairy tale about a girl who learns how to take control of her own fate. I always love Jane Yolen’s work and this novel in verse is excellent. I also have a soft spot for Baba Yaga stories as my first published poem was about the Baba Yaga.
The idea of writing a whole novel is verse is both daunting and amazing. I have really been enjoying reading them lately. So if you have any recommendations, leave in the comments below. I’d love to check them out.
See everyone next week!