Saturday, April 07, 2012

Poem-a-Day: "Hug o' War"

A poem selected by Anthony Letourneau, English 348:

"Hug o' War" by Shel Silverstein.

Read, find it in the library, or listen:

Shel Silverstein was a multi-talented artist known not only for his poetry, but also as a composer, singer, cartoonist, and illustrator. Born Sheldon Alan Silverstein, he first received attention as a cartoonist for the U.S. Army publication Stars & Stripes. Silverstein is well known for his best-selling children’s books Falling Up, The Missing Piece, Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and The Giving Tree, which has been in print almost constantly for nearly 40 years. Silverstein’s work has been translated into more than 30 languages and his books have sold more than 20 million copies.
~ Anthony Letourneau, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348

April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.

Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.

UW-Eau Claire's celebration of National Poetry Month is on Facebook and Twitter!

Questions or comments? Robin Miller will try to help.

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