"Black and white illustrations, in a range of styles from simple line drawings to what look like processed photos, add drab but atmospheric notes; the poet's simple language and wide variety of moods and topics may help to get young writers off the stick. (Poetry. 8-10)"
In 27 new, mostly free verses, Fletcher takes a young writer's voice, ruminating on metaphors, plagiarism and other writerly concepts, battling writer's block, or connecting one entry to the next.
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