Poetry in Motion

March 23, 2018
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Jabberwalking is not your average book of poems. The pages are full of big words, small words, and scribbles. It was written by JUAN FELIPE HERRERA. He was the first Mexican-American U.S. Poet Laureate.

Jabberwalking is about appreciating your environment.” That’s what Herrera told TFK Kid Reporter Aanand Mehta. He thinks this can spark creative ideas.

Herrera challenges “jabberwalkers” to jot down what they see, hear, and smell. “I want readers to experience lots of senses,” Herrera says.