Just how do poets come up with their ideas? Do their ideas come to them in a flash of inspiration or do they slave away for months or years? Edited by Canadian poet JonArno Lawson, this is an illustrated poetry book with a difference. A selection of verse from top contemporary poets - including Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Roger McGough and many more, including writers from the USA, India, South Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - are then annotated by the poets themselves, who explain how they arrived at the finished poem.
JonArno Lawson is a Canadian poet who has written several works of verse. His collections for children include Black Stars in a White Night Sky and The Man in the Moon Fixer's Mask, and for adults, Inklings and Love is an Observant Traveller. He lives in Ontario, Canada. Jonny Hannah has enjoyed considerable success as a graphic artist since his graduation in 1999. His work has appeared in national and international publications, as well as in advertising. His first book, Hot Jazz Special (9780744592030), was published in 2005. He lives in Southampton.