February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Why Verse? Poetic Novels for Historical Fiction, Displacement Stories, and Struggling Readers

There are many reasons to write novels in verse, according to author Terry Farish: To reflect a culture’s music and literary heritage; to offer reprises of a language’s rhythm; to create a fast pace that mirrors the character’s own ride; to bring the cinematic camera intimately close.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.