Saturday, July 3, 2010

7 poetry books to ignite your imagination

Glen Roven is an Emmy Award-winning composer, lyricist, and conductor and co-founder of GPR Records.

For Flashlight Worthy, he selected a list of seven poetry books to ignite your imagination. One title on the list:
The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems
by Michael Ondaatje

Ondaatje is best known for using language that captures the landscapes of dreams. "The Cinnamon Peeler," found in this collection, is a love poem enhanced by sensory information like scent, touch, and sound. Looking for that special someone? "The Cinnamon Peeler" truly captures the ways we can push our minds and our hearts to love another person deeply and fully. Read by singer and actor Michael Cerveris on "Poetic License," Ondaatje's poem is a testament to true love....
Read about the other poetry books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue