Friday, February 02, 2007
I picked up a book at a workshop last week called CALL ME MARIANNE by Jen Bryant.
It is a book about poetry and writing, a story about boy who meets poet, Marianne Moore. The boy, Jonathan, asks her what a poet does and much of the book is her explanation to him:
"Jonathan," she says at last, "Your question about poets is not a simple one. For me being a poet begins with watching. I watch animals. I watch people. I read books and look at photographs. I notice details---little things that other people miss.
I think it will be a great book to share with children about ways to pay attention to the world as writers. It is a great tribute to poets and poetry.
Posted by Franki at 6:45 AM