There are a lot of things I appreciate that I can’t do. I think roller coasters are amazing, but they scare me. I also get wicked sick when I ride them. I love poetry but my attempts at verse are sadly lacking. I love novels written in verse. I actively seek them out to buy, read and share with others. It’s all a good outlet for lack of artistic prowess. To me it seems like books in verse transcend genre; they are their own format like graphic novels. The sparseness of the words allows the reader to get right to the heart of the story and all it’s emotional content.
I’ve already done one booklist of some of my favorite novels written with poetry, Across the Uni-Verse: Novels in Poetry. Here are some new books in verse to enjoy.