I love when a book introduces me to a place or concept or idea that sends me to the stacks on a research expedition. The most recent young adult novel to send me on such a journey was Graffiti Moon.
I love art and poetry, but when I first read Graffiti Moon, I wasn’t familiar with all of the artists and specific pieces that are mentioned in the text, and I was curious enough to investigate. Since I know this novel is nearly universally loved by those who have read it, I figured others would be interested. When I looked at the search terms that bring people to the blog, I learned I was right. I couldn’t find the artists and poets and works of art mentioned in the book listed anywhere. I thought about just doing a post full of links, but then I realized that it would be a huge undertaking.
So I created a Tumblr to showcase and curate and collect the art and poetry of Graffiti Moon.
There’s only a couple posts right now, but I’ve got tons queued up and ready to go. If you love art, poetry, and Graffiti Moon, check it out.
4 thoughts on “The Art and Poetry of Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley”
This is awesome, Molly! I especially love seeing the Chihuly pieces. I was lucky enough to get to go to his glass museum when I lived in Tacoma, and we had pieces of his on campus.
Thanks, Heidi! I’ve been having fun putting it together. I’ve seen a couple of Chihuly pieces in various museums but never a full show — how lucky to see those walking between classes!
Sounds like a great project! Maybe I’ll check out the book too, haha!
You’re amazing! Thank you for doing what I said I was going to do when I finished the last page of this wonderful book.