Monday, November 22, 2010

NCTE Poetry Award Announcement!

I’m a member of the NCTE Poetry Committee. Last Friday at the NCTE Annual Convention in Orlando, our committee voted for the children’s poet who will be the 2011 recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. I am thrilled to announce that J. Patrick Lewis will receive the honor! Next year at NCTE, Pat will receive the coveted award—of which he is most deserving.

I hope to post more about Pat and his work in the future. At the moment, I’m busy with preparations for our family’s Thanksgiving feast.
Here are links to my interview with J. Patrick Lewis
and to my reviews of some of his poetry books.

My Interview with J. Patrick Lewis (4/4/2008)

Poetry Book Reviews: Under the Kissletoe

Click here for a printable poetry sheet with a list of the past winners of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.


Anonymous said...

HOORAY! So well-deserved!

Janet Wong said...

You and your fellow Committee members made an excellent choice! CONGRATULATIONS, Pat!!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Kelly & Janet,

I think our committee made an excellent choice too. Pat is most deserving of the award. He's the most versatile children's poet that I know--and he has an amazing body of work. Pat is truly a wordsmith.

Charles Ghigna said...

Pat's the perfect poet...
and the perfect poetry choice!
Kudos to you and your committee!

Julie said...

Such wonderful news - hooray for Pat! (And don't miss Pat's work for adults, too, in his new book GULLS HOLD UP THE SKY.)

Elaine Magliaro said...


Thanks! We look forward to celebrating Pat's honor next year at NCTE.



I recently received a copy of GULLS HOLD UP THE SKY. Pat is a master wordsmith.