Linda Kulp Trout

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Poetry Friday: Where Ideas Come From

Tonight, I'm in the middle of grading a huge stack of eighth grade essays, but I wanted to take a minute to share an interview and video of poet/author Sandra Cisneros explaining how a real life experience inspired her to write her latest book Have You Seen Marie? 

You can read more about the book and about Sandra Cisneros on her website, and you can read her one of her poems "Good Hotdogs" here.

Be sure to visit our Poetry Friday host, Ed,  at Think Kid, Think! for great poetry and book reviews.


  1. "The journey of transforming grief into light. That's basically what the story's about. Where do we put this grief? how do we handle it and how does it transform and change us so that we can be reborn."
    That's beautiful....thank you for sharing all this good stuff about Cisneros and her work. And, good luck with the grading!

  2. Tara- I love reading about how poets/writers come up with ideas for their books. I'm glad you enjoyed it too!

  3. Hi Linda. Thank you for posting this. I love her work. Some of my friends are in this broken open grief right now. I think a book like this would ease them a little.