January 18th, 2008

Lilly Rush, Cold Case

Poetry Friday: Cat Scat by Eamon Grennan

I am watching Cleo listening, our cat
listening to Mozart's Magic Flute. What
can she be hearing? What
can the air carry into her ears like that,
her ears swiveling like radio dishes that
are tuned to all the noise of the world, flat
and sharp, high and low, a scramble of this and that
she can decode like nobody's business, acrobat
of random airs as she is? Although of course a bat
is better at it, sifting out of its acoustic habitat
the sound of the very shape of things automat-
ically -- and on the wing, at that. The Magic Flute! What
a joy it is, I feel, and wonder (to the end this little scat)
does, or can, the cat.

- Cat Scat by Eamon Grennan

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ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers 2008

The ALA has announced their 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. The ALA describes this list as "books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read."

If it's bold, then I've read it.

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Also check out the ALA 2008 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.