Looking for a children’s poet?
This alphabetical list of children’s poets will get you started. The poets listed here are either well-known or emerging contemporary poets who are currently writing for children. I will eventually add a category for poets who have gone to the great thesaurus in the sky.
To search this list, hit Ctrl+F (on PC) or Cmd+F (on Mac) on your keyboard and type the name in the search box that will appear. Each name links to the poet’s website or to another informative site.
Is your favorite poet missing? Are you missing? Let me know!
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Babalolo, Watchen Johnson
Balassone, Damian | See Damian on NWR
Barnes, Michelle Heidenrich
Black, Robyn Hood | See Robyn on NWR
Susan Blackaby | See Suz on NWR
Bulion, Leslie | See Leslie on NWR
Calmenson, Stephanie | See Stephanie on NWR
Carter, Terry Ann
Coombs, Kate | See Kate on NWR
George, Kristine O’Connell
Goulding, Peter | See Peter on NWR
Graham, Joan Bransfield
Grover, Lorie Ann
Hahn, Mary Lee | See Mary Lee on NWR
Hancock, Kimberly Douglas
Harrison, David L. | See David on NWR here and here
Harshman, Terry Webb
Hern, Frances | See Frances on NWR
Herrer, Juan Felipe
Hill, Jim | See Jim on NWR
Hines, Anna Grossnickle
Hoberman, Mary Ann – U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate 2008-2011
Hopkins, Lee Bennett | See Lee on NWR
Larios, Julie | See Julie on NWR here and here
Latham, Irene | See Irene on NWR
LaTulippe, Renée M.
Levine, Gail Carson
Lewis, J. Patrick – U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate 2011-2013 | See Pat on NWR
Lyon, George Ella | See George on NWR
Macken, JoAnn Early
Martino, Carmela A.
McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Meyer, Eileen R.
Mordhorst, Heidi | See Heidi on NWR
Murphy, Patricia J.
Myers, Walter Dean
Park, Linda Sue | See Linda Sue on NWR
Patton, Jane L. | See Jane on NWR
Paul, Ann Whitford
Peters, Andrew Fusek
Pincus, Greg | See Greg on NWR
Prelutsky, Jack – U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate 2006-2008
Salas, Laura Purdie | See Laura on NWR
Salinger, Michael | See Michael on NWR
Sassi, Laura | See Laura on NWR
Scheu, Ted | See Ted on NWR
Sidman, Joyce | See Joyce on NWR
Silverman, Buffy | See Buffy on NWR
Slesarik, Ken | See Ken on NWR
Smith, Charles R. Jr.
Smith, Hope Anita
Wardlaw, Lee | See Lee on NWR
Waters, Charles | See Charles on NWR
Wayland, April Halprin | See April on NWR
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Weston, Robert Paul
Wolff, Virginia Euwer
Wong, Janet S. | See Janet on NWR
Wong, Joyce Lee