Read, Vote, Win: Register Your Classroom For #MMPoetry Today!

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Calling all classrooms! Earn a chance to win 25 new kids’ poetry books by registering as a March Madness Poetry 2015 official voting classroom! Lots of new things in store this year, and only takes a minute to sign up. Ready … set … go!

Poets Are Out Of Touch And/Or Kids Don’t Have a Clue, Part 1

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Now that #MMPoetry 2014 is over, it’s time to see if we can learn anything from the results of the Public Vote, the Authlete Vote, and the Classroom Vote.

Poetry Pop Quiz: Have You Read These Cybils Award-Nominated Books?

The 2012 Cybils judging committees were announced earlier this week. I am thrilled to join the second (final) round committee entrusted with selecting the award-winning book for the Poetry category. Both the first and second round committees are littered with Poetry Friday veterans, and I can’t wait to work more closely with everyone during the

Are The First Lines of Kids’ Poems Memorable?

I just read this post at Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog about favorite first lines of poems, which he says was inspired by this post about favorite first lines of novels.

And I thought to myself, “What is my favorite first line of a poem for kids?”

And then I answered myself, “I cannot