Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Mary Ann Hoberman, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

“I think of language as a vast treasury…“ Welcome to the thirteenth episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this series with Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. This series isn’t about analyzing the poets and their work, but […]

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Spotlight on NCTE Poets: X.J. Kennedy, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

“One winter night in August, while the larks sang in their eggs…“ Welcome to the twelfth episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this series with Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. This series isn’t about analyzing the poets […]

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Poetry Picture Book: “How to Draw a Dragon” by Douglas Florian

Yay! Hooray! It’s Douglas Florian Day! While researching this post, I came across an interview in which the interviewer asks poet and artist Douglas Florian where he begins a new project, and Douglas says “Duluth.” Now, you see — that’s exactly what I like about Douglas. He’s a wry guy! He’s a whimsical guy! Look, here […]

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What Is Poetry Friday?

Welcome… to the Poetry Friday roundup! I’m doing a self-service linky list today, so please add your link and description to the list at the end of the post. Dear poetry bloggers, Over the past year I have received several inquiries from interested poetry lovers who aren’t really sure what Poetry Friday is or even […]

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Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Eloise Greenfield, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

“We inhale its strength and are grateful.“ Welcome to the eleventh episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this series with Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. This series isn’t about analyzing the poets and their work, but rather […]

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Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Barbara Juster Esbensen, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

“A poem is merely a dance of breath that has learned to fly.“ Welcome to the tenth episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this series with Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the recipients of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. This series isn’t about analyzing the […]

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