Thursday, 20 February 2020

Poems To See By by Julian Peters

A collection of famous and not so famous poetry, all redesigned as comic strips.

I don't know a lot of poetry. I'll put my hands up to that. This was a fantastic way to introduce myself to some new poets. I'll be looking up a few of them in the future.

My favourite thing is that each poem is illustrated in a different style. Although they're recognisably the same artist - at least, to my extremely untrained eye - they're different enough to still be visually interesting and to keep the reader from getting bored or skipping details.

This would be fantastic in a school setting, but it's also brilliant for a casual reader like me. I'll certainly be returning to it in the future. Beautiful.




A fresh twist on 24 classic poems, these visual interpretations by comic artist Julian Peters will change the way you see the world.

This stunning anthology of favorite poems visually interpreted by comic artist Julian Peters breathes new life into some of the greatest English-language poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

These are poems that can change the way we see the world, and encountering them in graphic form promises to change the way we read the poems. In an age of increasingly visual communication, this format helps unlock the world of poetry and literature for a new generation of reluctant readers and visual learners.

Grouping unexpected pairings of poems around themes such as family, identity, creativity, time, mortality, and nature, Poems to See By will also help young readers see themselves differently. A valuable teaching aid appropriate for middle school, high school, and college use, the collection includes favorites from the Western canon already taught in countless English classes.

Includes poems by Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Maya Angelou, Seamus Heaney, e. e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Christina Rossetti, William Wordsworth, William Ernest Henley, Robert Hayden, Edgar Allen Poe, W. H. Auden, Thomas Hardy, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Philip Johnson, W. B. Yeats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Elizabeth Bishop, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Tess Gallagher, Stevie Smith, and Siegfried Sassoon.

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