Category: NCTE Poets Spotlight Series

25 Oct

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Joyce Sidman, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“Poetry… is a sculpture of words…” Welcome to the seventeenth 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 about preserving […]

12 Aug

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: J. Patrick Lewis, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“The poem is always more important than the poet.“ Welcome to the sixteenth 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 […]

29 Jan

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Lee Bennett Hopkins, with Sylvia Vardell

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“…it is the stuff of all existence.”  Welcome to the fifteenth 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 […]

30 Oct

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Nikki Grimes, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“That just goes to show  it pays to listen to your own heart.“ Welcome to the fourteenth 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 […]

28 Aug

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

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“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 […]

23 Jul

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

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“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 […]

17 Apr

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

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“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 […]

03 Apr

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

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“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 […]

16 Jan

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Valerie Worth, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“When I turned to writing, I tried to create what I wanted when I was a child– poetry that would reach more deeply into the world I saw around me.“ Welcome to the ninth episode of SPOTLIGHT ON NCTE POETS! The videos in this series with Lee Bennett Hopkins are brief and personal looks at all the […]

17 Oct

Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Arnold Adoff, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

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“I really want a poem to sprout roses and spit bullets.“ Welcome to the eighth 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 […]

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