Iconic Poetry: Poem’s on Life’s Favorite Icons

Sara Lauritzen’s “Iconic Poetry: Poem’s on Life’s Favorite Icons” is a book of poetry encompassing a variety of different subjects.  A glance at the Contents section of the book delights the reader with such titles as “A Little Bird Told Me,” “Oodles and Oodles,” “Bling Bling,” Fairytale Wishes,” and “Old Gold on Brown Leather.”  After a quick perusal of the table of contents, I dug right in to find out what icon each poem was about.

The first poem in the book was one of my favorites.  The title is “Mamma Latte” and it incorporates one of the more famous coffee icons of our time, Starbucks.  Also recognized in the poetry collection are Ebay, Amazon, macaroni and cheese, and Coca Cola, among many other icons that any reader will be able to relate to.

I particularly enjoyed the Introduction section in which Lauritzen shares with the reader her inspiration for some of the poems in the book.  For instance, the poem “Dream Ride” was inspired by her boys’ discussions in the backseat of the car on the way to school.  They used to think about which sports cars they would have when they grew up.

I found this insight into the background of the poems to be interesting and thought that it added quite a bit to the book.  “Iconic Poetry: Poem’s on Life’s Favorite Icons” is a fun, playful book that has something for everyone.  If you are looking for a modern-day relatable book of poetry then definitely put this book on your reading list.

Iconic Poetry: Poem’s on Life’s Favorite Icons

Sara Lauritzen
Crownhart Books  (2011)
ISBN 9780983328605
Reviewed by Kam Aures for Rebecca’s Reads (06/11)


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