Did you see Marilyn Singer’s “crow” poem yesterday? She tagged Kristine O’Connell George who is up today with two “rabbit” poems. She makes this connection:
“Since owls might be considered “evil” from a rabbit’s point of view (as well as a crow’s!), I’m sending Rabbit I. and Rabbit II.” Here is that clever pair of poems.
Copyright Kristine O’Connell George. “Rabbit I. and Rabbit II. Originally appeared in I Am Writing A Poem About… A Game of Poetry. Edited by Myra Cohn Livingston. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1997.
Five fun facts about Kristine O'Connell George:
*she lives in a small California mountain neighborhood where peacocks run wild
*she is a teaching herself video photography and her first “movie” features the hummingbirds in her backyard
*she won both of the awards established by Lee Bennett Hopkins for her first book, The Great Frog Race and Other Poems
*she writes on an old drafting table equipped with a hydraulic lift so she can write standing up or sitting down (a $100 Craigslist find!)
*she once played 18 holes of golf with Nick Nolte without recognizing him (full story available upon request)
Look for these selected poetry books by George:
*Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems (Clarion, 1998)
*Little Dog Poems (Clarion, 1999)
*Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems (Clarion, 2001)
*Little Dog and Duncan (Clarion, 2002)
*Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems (Clarion, 2002)
*Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems (Harcourt, 2004)
*Fold Me a Poem (Harcourt Brace, 2005)
*Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems (Clarion, 2010)
Next up: Alice Schertle
Posting (not poem) by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2010. All rights reserved.
Image credits: Image credit: tagyoureitonline.com;captainstlucifer.wordpress.com/2007/08/;http://www.kristinegeorge.com/biography.htm;Judy Crescenzo