Introducing Blurb’s weekly podcasts and poet Allie Davis

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This week we unveil the first of our weekly Blurb podcasts done in conjunction with Pubic Radio’s Tech Nation. Our podcasts give listeners the opportunity to hear the stories behind the stories of Blurb books. What better way to roll out the series than with the podcast of one of our youngest Blurbarians?

Before she published her collected works through Blurb, Allie Davis hadn’t shared her poems with many people outside her immediate family. After writing more than 75 poems over the past five years, she decided she was finally ready. But the problem was she had so much else to do – going to swim practice and elementary school, for starters.

On our first Blurb podcast, 12-year-old Blurb author Allie talks about finding inspiration for her poems over the years, and finding time one Saturday afternoon to put them in a book, Have You Seen A Monkey Fly. In her first public author reading, Allie shares poems from her book and answers Dr. Moira Gunn’s questions about what’s changed now that she’s a published poet.

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  1. It was simply thrilling to hear such a sophisticated young lady of twelve read her poetry and explain how she published her book. The poem she wrote to a friend whose brother had committed suicide was, to me, perceptive, pleading and offered her friend hope and a reason to live. I would enjoy reading her short stories.

      February 23, 2007 – 9:23 pm   Permalink

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