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Wednesday September 8
|Kimberly Peirce (b. 1967) – U.S. film director, screenwriter – Stop-Loss (2008)|
Read the Wikipedia article about Kimberly Peirce
Read her filmography on the Internet Movie Data Base
Watch Peirce on Democracy Now!
|Jack Prelutsky (b. 1949) – U.S. poet, children’s book author – My Dog May Be a Genius (2008)|
Read the Wikipedia article about Jack Prelutsky
My Dog May Be A Genius
My dog may be a genius
And in fact there’s little doubt.
He recognizes many words
Unless I spell them out.
If I so much as whisper “walk”
He hurries off at once
To fetch his leash … it’s evident
My dog is not a dunce.
(Read more here)
Watch a video interview of Jack Prelutsky
The editor said: “This book is a little far out. Do you think you could write about real animals?”
Watch Troll Toll’s performance of Prelutsky’s
“Tomorrow’s My Unbirthday”