of a poetry book from childhood?
I am lucky enough to say YES.
The Golden Treasury of Poetry
by Louis Untermeyer
illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund
formed a substantial, sumptuous part of my young self.
I confess I remember pictures and rhythms more than words. Images found their way into the innermost part of my make-up. I can’t recall specific details, but I know in my core the colour essence, the flavour, the sensory delight that fed me from age dot.
I wish to introduce to you…
A Boat of Stars.
A Boat of Stars cover
I got to experience the Sydney launch of this delicious anthology of poems. True to form, my visual artist self has mostly imbibed the illustrations, but hey – the poems are pretty damn fine too.
Margaret Connolly and Natalie Jane Prior are the esteemed editors.
A Boat of Stars
A heap of writers and illustrators contributed.
They range from extremely experienced children’s book creators
Illustration by Julie Vivas
Illustration by Kerry Argent