Paint Me a Poem: New Poems Inspired by Art in the Tate

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This book is a celebration of the ways in which art and writing can influence and inspire each other. In 1999- 2000, Grace Nichols was the first Writer-in-Residence at the Tate. During this time she worked with children from London schools, helping them respond to art by writing poetry. She herself was inspired to write over 25 memorable and perceptive new poems, collected in this book. In addition, Paint Me a Poem contains Grace's highly personal reflections on the paintings and sculptures, as well as fascinating insights into the inspirations for the paintings, written by Colin Grigg, Head of Young People's programmes at Tate. Included towards the back of the book are many lively activities designed to inspire children to write their own poetry and to have fun with language.

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"This book should be in every school library. The only problem might be where to shelve it, under art or poetry? The best answer may be to buy two copies." Ink Pellet (Dec 2005) "This delightful book is designed to encourage young children to interact with both art and poetry. 'it will have a place in primary school art rooms, classrooms and libraries." Fiction |Focus Vol. 19 No. 3 (2005)

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Grace Nichols is one of Britain's most highly-acclaimed poets. Born in Guyana, she moved to England in 1977. She has won many prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Her A & C Black titles include Come on into My Tropical Garden and Give Yourself a Hug.

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