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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.
And don’t forget to visit Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche for the Poetry Roundup. Enjoy!