Monday, April 21, 2014

Poets on Poetry: NIKKI GRIMES

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I will be sharing in each post during April a favorite quote from a favorite poet on poetry. Enjoy!

"I love language. Language is phenomenal. I have always been fascinated that one word can mean many different things. I love the challenge of painting a story in as few words as possible. I'm also a very direct person and poetry is a no-nonsense genre. If it's done well, no words are wasted or minced. That really appeals to my personality. I love that poetry can make a beeline for the heart." - Nikki Grimes

Complete interview at Reading is Fundamental.

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