Maine by Jonah Winter

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Hypocrite reader, mon somblobble, Jonah Winter will New York School you in the woodshed of his imagination! These poems remind me of Robert Bresson's Four Nights of a Dreamer, in which a tape recorder spews out the blurts and ravings of the heart at inappropriate moments. Maine is a hemorrhage of the goofy, the sinister, and the sublime. - James Cummins

Jonah Winter's poems are relentless attacks on the status quo. They turn pop culture on its head in hot pursuit of untainted love. And they are funny, if whiplash can be funny. Winter is a serious, new poet, with talent galore, blazing a trail, along which unknown treasures are sure to be found. - James Tate


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Jonah Winter is a poet and the award-winning author of many picture books for children, including "Muhammad Ali", illustrated by FranCois Roca; "Roberto Clemente", illustrated by RaUl ColOn; "Frida", illustrated by Ana Juan; and "Dizzy", illustrated by Sean Qualls, which was praised by "School Library Journal" Winter's "lively writing pops with energy and begs to be read aloud." It was seeing and hearing Barack Obama at a historic rally in Birmingham, Alabama, that inspired Winter to write this loving tribute. Susan Guevara has illustrated many books for children and has twice won the American Library Association's prestigious Pura Belpre Award. She was also the recipient of the first Tomas Rivera Award. She lives in Soda Springs, California.
Published October 1, 2002 by Slope Editions. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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