Illustrated Poetry. If poetry is supposed to be about expressing yourself, why does it have so many rules? According to author Paul Janeczko, the rules "make poetry -- like sports -- more fun." Not just a collection of brilliant poems from such diverse authors as William Shakespeare, Gary Soto, and Ogden Nash, A Kick in the Head is also a useful guide to 29 different poetic forms. From couplets to ballads to haiku, each form is accompanied by a definition, an example, and an eye-catching collage illustration, making this volume perfect for readers who want a poetry book that's equal parts information and inspiration.