Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Pablo Neruda & I
I received something exciting--& HEAVY--in an envelope the other day.
McDougal Littell's 9th grade Literature textbook.
Why? you might ask. No, I am not back in the 9th grade. (thank whomever!)
On page 703 is my photograph--right beneath one of Pablo Neruda!--& on pages 710 & 711 is "egg horror poem." I am so excited, my brain is scrambled. (ah, the horror, say the eggs.)
I think I'll see if some classrooms want to have me do some author-in-the-schools presentations. Should be fun.
146. Education means to draw forth. The thing we currently call "education" would be more properly termed schooling or training. Draw something essential from yourself. From a child. From a lover. From a friend. From a stranger. Don't "pour in" something from outside. Draw forth.