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World make way : new poems inspired by art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art / edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins.

Contributor(s): Hopkins, Lee Bennett [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018Description: 48 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781419728457; 1419728458.Subject(s): Art and literature -- Juvenile literature | American poetry -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature | Children's poetry, AmericanDDC classification: 811/.6080357
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"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen." --Leonardo da Vinci

Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, eighteen poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. The collection represents a wide range of poets and artists, including acclaimed children's poets Marilyn Singer, Alma Flor Alda, and Carole Boston Weatherford and popular artists such as Mary Cassatt, Fernando Botero, Winslow Homer, and Utagawa Hiroshige.

Accompanying the artwork and specially commissioned poems is an introduction, biographies of each poet and artist, and an index.

"Published with The Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Includes index.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Hopkins's latest gathers poetry from some of contemporary children's literature's established authors (most of which are not specifically known for writing poetry) inspired by artwork held by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many of the paintings, from Mary Cassatt's "Young Mother Sewing" to Oide Toko's "Cat Watching a Spider," include children or animals. The specially commissioned poems, which -easily lend themselves to reading aloud, are well matched with their individual artwork and can be excellent springboards for further discussion about the picture. The art is annotated with its title, date of creation, name of artist, and type. Artists include José Guadalupe Posada, Frank Henderson, and Devidasa of Nurpur; poets include Alma Flor Ada, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, and J. Patrick Lewis. Two artists are women; by contrast, three poets are men. Back matter includes short biographies of the poets and artists, as well as credits and an index (information about the museum, other than a standard author's bio on the jacket, is not included). VERDICT Recommended for larger libraries in need of a sophisticated and thoughtful poetry collection.-Jennifer Schultz, Fauquier County Public Library, -Warrenton, VA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

This stylish collaboration between editor Hopkins and the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a thoughtful collection of poems about works of art. The book's true spotlight is on diversity in the background of the poets, the style of the artworks, and the method of interpretation chosen by each poet. Not every poem reinvents the wheel; some take the more traditional approach of illustrating the artwork's content. Others imagine the narrative operating behind the artwork, like Marilyn Singer's Paint Me, which brilliantly embodies a painting's defiant young subject with the book's titular phrase: World, make way. Cat Watching a Spider, by Julie Fogliano, treads farther off the beaten path by pairing a minimal Japanese print with equally sparse verse, mirroring not just the content of the artwork but the form. The poems emphasize that in art and poetry there is no right answer; rather, there are myriad different interpretations. Accordingly, there is something for every young reader in this delightful collection.--Wolin, Ada Copyright 2018 Booklist

Horn Book Review

Published with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Looking at a work of art can produce a range of emotions and reactions," writes editor Hopkins in the introduction to this book of commissioned poems, each reacting to a work of art from the Met. A laudable diversity of poets and artists (bios appended)--as well as a range of poetic and artistic styles--are represented in this handsome volume for middle graders and up. Ind. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.