Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Cybils 2008 & The British Poet Laureate

The Cybils 2008: The Children’s & Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards
The time has nearly arrived when people will be able to nominate their favorite children’s books for the 2008 Cybils Awards. We have a new category this year: Easy Readers. Read about it here.

I will be serving, once again, on the Cybils poetry-nominating panel. We have a great group of kidlit bloggers serving as panelists and judges.

The 2008 Cybils Poetry Panel

Organizer: Kelly Fineman Writing and Ruminating

Panelists (Round I judges)
Kelly Fineman Writing and Ruminating
Elaine Magliaro Wild Rose Reader
Bruce Black Wordswimmer
Laura Purdie Salas
Julie Danielson Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Judges (Round II)
John Mutford The Book Mine Set
Gregory K. Pincus Gottabook
Sylvia Vardell Poetry for Children
Jama Rattigan Alphabet Soup
Liz Garton Scanlon Liz in Ink

And on the Poetry Front across the Atlantic Ocean

Here’s a little tidbit about Andrew Motion, the British poet laureate, who is planning to resign next year: Britain's Poet Laureate Has Writer's Block.

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