Touch The Poem by Arnold Adoff

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About Arnold Adoff

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Arnold Adoff grew up in the Bronx where he discovered his love for writing. After graduating from New York’s City College, he went on to study at Columbia University and the New School for Social Research. He was a teacher and counselor for twelve years and has taught in other educational projects at New York University and Connecticut College. Adoff lives with his wife, celebrated writer Virginia Hamilton and says his own writings reflect our diverse world and “go beyond the so-called ‘American’ literature texts I encountered as a student and teacher.”
Published April 1, 2000 by Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From "The Palm / Of My Left Hand" rubbing "Along The Hair / Behind My Ear" with its photo of a young girl, her palm on her cheek and her fingers tangled in her hair, to footprints in the mud, the feel of "Daddy's / Stubble / Cheek," a baby's toes, and a bathtub full of bubbles, words and images e...

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Written in Adoff's familiar ""shaped speech"" style, the initial title poem depicts a girl caressing her face: ""As I Look At The O p e n Book/ On My Table:/ Each Poem/ A Gentle/ Touch."" The poems describe physical sensations (""I/ .../ Rub/ The Palm/ Of My Hand/ On/ Daddy's/ Stubble/ C h e e k"...

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