Eve Merriam Poems

Eve Merriam was an American poet who passed away in 1992. Her work is noted for the rhythmic nature of her poetry and how moving the experience of reading it is. Her children’s poetry sought to install in her young reader’s an interest in language. 

How to Eat a Poem

by Eve Merriam

‘How to Eat a Poem’ by Eve Merriam uses eating fruit as a metaphor for reading poetry to encourage readers to enjoy poetry.

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