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.


  1. This sounds lovely. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Thanks. I'm so excited about this book. I love Marianne Moore.

  3. Also, it reminds me of the book about Georgian O'Keefe as a girl -- They Call Me Georgia. That's a lot about how an artist looks at things...

    I highly recommend it.


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