NPM #26

Marilyn Singer and Josée Masse collaborated on another collection called “Echo, Echo.”  This time it is a reverso poem collection about Greek Myths (another favorite subject of mine).  I must admit how stunned I am at how well this form works for these tales.  They seem meant for each other: Persephone and Demeter, Arachne and Athena, Perseus and Medusa, etc.  They have competing stories and voices that bend so well to the form, it really is a marvel.  Like today’s poem.  I once wrote a poem about Echo and Narcissus, trying to incorporate an echo and it didn’t work half as well as this one here.  Amazing!

Narc Echo

About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

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