children's poetry


Wilbur, Richard. Opposites. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.


In this dual-language performance, Francisco X. Alarcón reads from Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (1992) and Of Dark Love (1992). He also reads work and shares illustrations from five of his books of poetry for children. The poems in many of these books are presented in both Spanish and English. The reading closes with a selection of poems from an unpublished manuscript titled Life Song.


Byrd Baylor reads from Yes Is Better than No (1977) and I'm In Charge of Celebrations (1986).


X.J. Kennedy reads from Nude Descending a Staircase (1961) and Cross Ties: Selected Poems (1985), commenting humorously on many of the poems and performing several as songs.

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