Saturday, October 4, 2008
Agrarianism, Poetry, and Picture Books
Herrick Kimball from The Deliberate Agrarian writes about Donald Hall, author of The Oxcart Man, a children's picture book that I remember reading to my children. He sees the potential for using this book to teach economics. Cay Gibson, who wrote a book called A Picture Perfect Childhood about using picture books this way, would be proud. Mr. Kimball shares some of Hall's agrarian poetry that he discovered in researching The Oxcart Man and wraps it all up with insightful comments on the good, the true, and the beautiful in the context of poetry.