Category Archives: Stray Observations
“How do you write a poem?” he asked.
“You think of a nice word,” said the first lead soldier, “and rhyme it with a lot of other nice words until you come to the end.”
Kenny’s Window, story and pictures by Maurice Sendak
As part the library’s efforts to raise awareness about poetry leading up to National Poetry Month in April, NYPL is encouraging aspiring poets to “follow NYPL on Twitter, and submit three poetic Tweets in English as public posts on your Twitter stream between March 1 and 10, 2013.”
You can check out my abbreviated, 500 words or less, list of favorites for the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz over at 826michigan‘s blog, The Staple.
A quick tip: If you are affiliated with an institution that subscribes to Project Muse, you can access several excellent literary journals, including Ecotone (a new favorite of mine), New England Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and River Teeth. Access these titles and more (after logging in) here.
From Merchant’s official website: “For the past year, award winning children’s book illustrator Barbara McClintock has been lovingly creating a picture book based upon Leave Your Sleep, Natalie Merchant’s double-album of classic children’s poetry adapted to music. Frances Foster Books, an imprint of Farrar Straus Giroux and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will publish this beautiful hard cover, 48-page, full-color book including a CD with 19 songs. Available in stores nationwide November 13, 2012.”
I look forward to checking it out!