Five Questions for Bryan Collier

 

 Five Questions for Bryan Collier

It was clear from the start of our interview that Bryan Collier sees Dave the Potter from the point of view of one artist to another–their eras were different, their circumstances, their mediums, but what compelled Bryan was the (open) question of just what caused Dave to create his pots and–even more mysteriously–inscribe poetry into their clay. Why do people make art? More prosaically, Bryan also told me how he found a model who looked like his vision of Dave, whose likeness remains unknown. Congrats to Bryan Collier on his Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor; agent Marcia Wernick profiles him here.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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