Check this out! In celebration of National Poetry Month
, the head of school at Marin Academy posted a lovely blog post
that featured my husband, Trevor Calvert
, as both an MA librarian and poet.
I love not only Trevor's contribution to this post as a poet -- his new work featured is wonderful -- but as a YA
librarian. The way he thinks about accessibility and intersects that with a broad range of work, and his encouragement of students to not be intimidated by the written word is terrific.
MA Library's poetry display:
I wanted to represent both collections of
poetry as well as books on writing. When I was younger, I would read
these great poems, and think, ‘Oh I wish I could do that’ without
realizing that I needed no permission.
So the books on writing act as a sort of permission to people that yes,
they can write poetry, and also affirm that poetry is not an arcane set
of symbols and allegory that must be deciphered if you are going to
‘get’ a poem. For the poets themselves I tried to choose books that
would interest readers in multiple ways: Verse & Universe blends
science and poetry for those lyrical scientists among us; Fat Girl is
interesting as it directly and honestly addresses the body, femininity,
and body-image; The Angel Hair Anthology is really interesting as it
collects a 1960s Berkeley zine created by Anne Waldman and Lewis
Warsh—which really helped shape a lot American poetry. I think this
really echoes a lot of MA’s creative and independent spirit—I can
imagine some of our students going on to do the same. Gary Snyder could
not be neglected as he spoke here during LitFest! And because I like
locals, I wanted to add another local poet who teaches as CCA, Donna de
la Perriere. Her book, Saint Erasure, is lyric, haunting, and
So proud to be married to this amazing man.
Labels: librarians, poetry, Trevor's poetry