Sunday, March 8, 2009

Steady Hands: Poems about Work

Steady Hands: Poems about Work by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer, Megan Halsey (Illustrator), Sean Addy (Illustrator)This collection of free-verse poems celebrates the doing of work in a wide variety of forms. It also celebrates workers, from the grocery store clerk to the welder to the librarian to the surgeon. The poems are short and direct, with strong fresh images. The illustrations are as original as their text- amazing multilayered collages made of paper, found objects, ephemera, photographs, archival images, and dried leaves and flowers.


The tow truck driver

fishes in the city:

a taxi

a sportscar

and a minivan --

three keepers

reeled in

before breakfast.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said... intriguing, albeit offbeat, examination of the world of work.