Karla Kuskin

(1932 - 2009 / Manhattan, New York)

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Karla Kuskin (née Seidman) (July 17, 1932 – August 20, 2009) was a prolific author, illustrator and reviewer of children's literature. Kuskin was known for her poetic, alliterative style.
Born in 1932 in Manhattan, New York, Karla Seidman was the only child of Sidney and Mitzi Seidman, and was raised in Greenwich Village, New York City. She attended the Little Red School House, followed by ... more »

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Write About a Radish. . .

Write about a radish
Too many people write about the moon.

The night is black
The stars are small and high
The clock unwinds its ever-ticking tune
Hills gleam dimly
Distant nighthawks cry.
A radish rises in the waiting sky.

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