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I loved Patricia MacLachlan’s untraditional biography of Matisse, The Iridescence of Birds. It made me feel like I knew the heart of Matisse, like I knew what made him tick. I have written several long biographies, and I don’t have the courage to write like that. I tend to stick with just the facts. But when I read a biography, I hunger for a lot more than facts! There have been loads of wonderful biographies like this the past few years, and I feel like they make a great introduction to someone who’s important.

The Iridescence of Birds

 

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18 Responses

  1. Laura,
    I must read this–thanks to your poem in review. What a interesting story.

  2. Laura,
    I must read this–thanks to your poem in review. What a interesting story.

  3. Laura I love this poem wish you could of read it
    I will have to look for this book I have a poem in todays
    Round Up that Michael does it’s on the page that you click on her name it is the last on the page Floor’s Song

    1. That’s terrific–glad you participated! Michelle’s monthly poetry challenges are wonderful.

  4. Laura I love this poem wish you could of read it
    I will have to look for this book I have a poem in todays
    Round Up that Michael does it’s on the page that you click on her name it is the last on the page Floor’s Song

    1. That’s terrific–glad you participated! Michelle’s monthly poetry challenges are wonderful.

    1. Thanks, Catherine–this book is such a poem already that I felt I was just stealing from it to write my poetryaction:>)

    1. Thanks, Catherine–this book is such a poem already that I felt I was just stealing from it to write my poetryaction:>)

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I really like a lot of these “nontraditional” pb biographies that make me see the person and not a collection of facts.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I really like a lot of these “nontraditional” pb biographies that make me see the person and not a collection of facts.

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