It's National Poetry Month: Celebrate with words that give voice to pictures
By Los Angeles Times staff writer
Apr 07, 2018 | 9:00 AM
For the new book “World Make Way,” 18 contemporary writers have composed poems inspired by different artworks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Some have written in the voice of a person in the painting; others have imagined a back story or epilogue to the scene unfolding on the canvas. In celebration of National Poetry Month, we share a few examples from the new book, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins. Though published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, the concept behind “World Make Way” proves ageless.