LitBirthdays September 8, 2010

 

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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!

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/7/11/stop_loss_a_look_at_the

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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
(first verse)

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?”

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/prelutsky

Watch Troll Toll’s performance of Prelutsky’s
“Tomorrow’s My Unbirthday”

 

 

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