“An Intimate Examination of Sock Fluff” Part 13

The next excerpt from my PYI keynote in a series that started in December 2011…

Here’s one more bit of ‘sock fluff’, from my youth. Feel free to join me if you know it.

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

Don’t you just love the rhythm, the language, the passion, and the innuendo in Part 1 of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes? Even studying it in school as a teenager didn’t spoil it for me.

Good poetry, like all the poems I’ve read today, begs to be read aloud. And so does good prose. Luckily for me, I live with someone who doesn’t mind my interrupting his reading with “Listen to this.”

It is time to be concluding this talk.

Read the rest of “An Intimate Examination of Sock Fluff”

Part 1 > Part 2 > Part 3 > Part 4 > Part 5 > Part 6 > Part 7 > Part 8 > Part 9 > Part 10 > Part 11 > Part 12 > Part 13 > Part 14

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

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