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Two teachers think about and write about their lives as readers -- readers of children's books, professional books, and adult fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Yes, we still want to try to have read the Newbery, but our reading lives are much bigger than just that.
1. PETTY THEFT -- a newspaper blackout poem



PETTY THEFT

the 
snatch
was
a
fluke

the 
move
abandoned
denied  
for fun
and
fickle income
and
that
power

It was just the only option we
had.

I
feel really weird

Still 
it took
risk

© Mary Lee Hahn, 2012



Poem #7, National Poetry Month 2012

I never should have let myself wander into the poetry section at Barnes and Noble yesterday.

I walked out with three new books: THE BEST OF IT by Kay Ryan, WHERE I LIVE by Maxine Kumin, and NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT by Austin Kleon.

If I accidentally start writing more like Kay Ryan and Maxine Kumin, I somehow think that won't be a bad thing. 

And newspaper blackout poems? Those are just plain FUN!

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