Spotlight on NCTE Poets: Marilyn Nelson, with Lee Bennett Hopkins

“I am one of the poets who believe poetry can make something happen, that it does matter.” Welcome to the nineteenth 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 […]

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

“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 […]

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Halloween 2015: “Midnight Meeting” by David L. Harrison and The Resident Ghoul

BLA BLA! It’s that time of year again, when kiddies of all ages, but especially non-calendar-reading five-year-olds, pester the living daylights out of their parents with the incessant question “Is it Halloween yet?” and zombie writers enter Susanna Hill’s Halloweensie contest. The guidelines this year are: no more than 100 words the words costume, dark, and haunt must appear […]

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