Street Poems by Robert Froman

Copyright 1971
Checked out 10 times in 37 years
Last checked out 12 years ago

One of the reasons this may have had such poor circulation is that it’s a children’s book of concrete-type poetry in the adult section. Another reason may be the title, which accurately portrays the poetry within. It’s big city poetry, some of it quite dismal with references to pollution, homeless people, and drugs. I could see how this might be a good point of discussion in a classroom of older elementary kids in a big city, but it doesn’t have much application in Albertville, especially in the adult section of the public library. I recommend either culling it (perhaps seeing if a local school library wants it) or putting it in the young adult section (due to some subject matter–presentation would appeal to elementary age).

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