Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books about Color

The role of color in evoking imagery in a poem is primal. The poetry books listed here exemplify the effective and powerful place of color in poetry, whether in reflecting nature or dealing with issues of race.

            The list begins:

            Brenner, Barbara. Ed. 1994. The Earth is Painted Green: A Garden of Poems about Our Planet. New York: Scholastic.

            Graham, Joan Bransfield. 1999. Flicker Flash. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Hines, Anna Grossnickle. 2005. Winter Lights: A Season in Poems & Quilts. New York: Greenwillow.

Iyengar, Malathi Michelle. 2009. Tan to Tamarind: Poems about the Color Brown. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press.

Larios, Julie. 2006. Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary. Orlando: Harcourt.

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