|Explosion at the poem factory|
Author: Lukoff, Kyle
Machines and assembly lines are used for poetry these days. But one day the machines malfunction, and there is a dramatic explosion at the poem factory. How will poetry ever survive?
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/20)
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Booklist - 03/01/2020 Kilmer Watts has spent years working in the piano factory, but when automatic pianos arrive—instruments that will play everything for you with the press of a single button—he finds himself out of a job. So off he goes to the poem factory, where they assemble all the parts of a poem and ship everything from odes to epithalamiums to markets across the land. A few mistakes teach Kilmer to pay attention to the details, but even that can't save the day when stress and mechanical failures lead to a disaster: the poem building collapses! But even with the factory gone, people still need poems—and Kilmer knows exactly what his next job will be. The madcap story has a Dr. Seuss–like appeal, though the text, which is filled with poetry terms (enjambment, anacrusis, kenning) may confuse some readers, even with the extensive glossary and list of examples in the backmatter. Still, the illustrations are energetic and filled with movement, and as an introduction to different forms of poetry, this is certainly unique. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.