Birds on a Wire by J. Patrick Lewis
A Renga 'round Town

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



Two poetry masters create a slice of American life, in renga form. This portrait of a day in the life of an American village is told in an ancient poetic form known as the renga (meaning ''linked verse''), in which one poet writes a verse and another poet responds to that. Then the first poet adds another verse, and so on. Each verse links somehow with the one preceding it but not with the others. This means that each new verse takes the story in a completely different direction as each poet comes up with a clever way to connect the new verse. Birds on a Wire is a random romp around town.

About J. Patrick Lewis

See more books from this Author
Published September 1, 2008 by Wordsong. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Birds on a Wire

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Realistic paintings in muted colors show the world from a variety of perspectives and help readers find connections between verses that follow one another as well as those that appear farther apart.

| Read Full Review of Birds on a Wire: A Renga 'rou...

Rate this book!

Add Review