Open the Door – The Lion on My Hair


I’m very happy to say that Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry is available now. Co-published by the Poetry Foundation and McSweeney’s, the book is a collections of essays and resources for writers and teachers to encourage and instill an excitement about poetry in children.

My comic adaptation of, nine-year-old, Kameron Quinlan’s poem “The Lion on My Hair” is included as part of an essay by Matthea Harvey entitled, “Poetry is an Egg with a Horse Inside.”

The collection is edited by Dorothea Lasky, Dominic Luxford, and Jesse Nathan. Contributors to Open the Door include: Dave Eggers, Ron Padgett, William Stafford, Eileen Myles, Kenneth Koch, Theodore Roethke, Katie Ford, Yusef Komunyakaa, Matthew Zapruder and more.

Check it out.


This entry was published on April 9, 2013 at 9:29 am. It’s filed under Art/Comics, Arts & Culture, Poem, Poetry, Poetry Comics and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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