Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great Regulars: By Rowan Ricardo Phillips

In the beginning was this surface. A wall. A beginning.

from PBS: Newshour: Weekly Poem: 'Tonight'


I was lucky to be told stories as a little child. Our father brought tales out of his Palestinian background to our bedsides. And the minute I could write, when I was 6 years old, I wanted to start writing little detailed stories, poems of my own.

It seemed that telling a story helped us focus, helped us figure out who we were anyway, where were we in the world.

[by Naomi Shihab Nye]


from PBS: Newshour: Poet Naomi Shihab Nye: 'Telling a Story Helped Us Figure Out Who We Were'


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