Pat Mora

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Pat Mora

I did realize, as do you, how blessed I was to know bookjoy, the private pleasure of savoring text.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I became a good writer when I saw the age of forty coming at meMore Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writers are always diverse on the inside.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I often focus more on language than on the conveying of information.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Teachers and librarians can be the most effective advocates for diversifying children's and young adult books. When I speak to publishers, they're going to expect me to say that I would love to see more books by Native American authors and African-American authors and Arab-American authors. But when a teacher or librarian says this to publishers, it can have a profound effect.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I want children who feel embarrassed because they speak Spanish to realize that there are places where the beautiful Spanish they speak is an asset.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will never know what it's like to have only one language in my head. I have the pleasure of being able to move back and forth between Spanish and English, and I incorporate both languages in my books.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is always a tense moment for an author to see how someone hasillustrated his or her story, because the author has lived for so long with these characters, sometimes for years.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a deep attachment to the natural world. It's a major influence on my writing, and as I look out over the wonderful snow-covered Santa Fe hills, I'm grateful for every day that I live here.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I'm writing poetry, 99.9% of my writing begins in English. I spent most of my life in English, although I am bilingual.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I usually begin a poem in longhand. I like to sit where I have a nice view, ideally, although I worked on haiku this weekend at an airport. I'm not one to romanticize inspiration. I try to get to the work.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we're trying to excite young people about reading, we need to be experiencingbookjoy ourselves so that we have references to make. It's important to be able to say, "You know, I read the most wonderful poem the other day. Let me tell you about it."More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I write because I am curious. I am curious about me.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your Texas is no different than my Texas.More Pat Mora [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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