Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary author
  If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Andy Rowland
Millbrook Press / Lerner
grades 2 to 5
Ode to a Commode: Concrete Poems

Is that a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a poem! Concrete poems are shaped like their subjects. They can look like objects, animals, or even people. You won’t find many straight lines here!

Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how concrete poems work—and uses them to create all sorts of wild wordplay. Ode to a Commode is packed with mind-bending poems to make you puzzle and ponder.

And when you’ve finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own concrete poems!

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