Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
The title of this blog is the title of a new book of poetry by Bob Raczka. It is filled with shaped poetry, meaning the words on the page convey the outline of objects. But Raczka takes it a step further -- using letter arrangements and shapes in each poem's title, too! Students will never look at concrete poetry or "word paintings" in the same way again after reading Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems.
The title of this blog could also imply that there will be more than one book of concrete poetry featured in this post. That's why I made sure to also include the following titles.