Poetry People: A Practical Guide to Children's Poets

Poetry People: A Practical Guide to Children's Poets

by Sylvia M. Vardell
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ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Poetry People: A Practical Guide to Children's Poets

Dr. Sylvia Vardell's new children's poetry reference book provides a comprehensive introduction to more than 60 contemporary young people's poets. Focusing primarily on those who are still actively writing today, the author includes poets appropriate for young children through young adults. Each entry features brief biographical information, highlights selected poetry books authored, showcases awards won, notes related Web sites, and provides suggestions for making connections (programming ideas, related books and activities). The book is ideal for librarians who serve children and young adults, as well as for teachers and others who work with children and young adults. Beginning with Arnold Adoff the list of poets is both impressive and informative. A sample: Francisco Alarcon, Aileen Fisher, Douglas Florian, Nikki Giovanni, Kristine O'Connell George, Jane Yolen, Eloise Greenfield, John Ciardi and many more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591584438
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents



The Poet Profiles

Arnold Adoff

Francisco X. Alarcon

Kathi Appelt

Brod Bagert

Calef Brown

Deborah Chandra

John Ciardi

Kalli Dakos

Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Barbara Esbensen

Aileen Fisher

Paul Fleischman

Ralph Fletcher

Douglas Florian

Helen Frost

Kristine O'Connell George

Nikki Giovanni

Joan Bransfield Graham

Eloise Greenfield

Nikki Grimes

Monica Gunning

Avis Harley

David Harrison

Georgia Heard

Juan Felipe Herrera

Anna Grossnickle Hines

Mary Ann Hoberman

Sara Holbrook

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Paul Janeczko

Bobbi Katz

X. J. Kennedy

Karla Kuskin

Dennis Lee

Constance Levy

J. Patrick Lewis

Myra Cohn Livingston

Michio Mado

David McCord

Eve Merriam

Lillian Moore

Pat Mora

Lillian Morrison

Naomi Shihab Nye

Mary O'Neill

Jose-Luis Orozco

Jack Prelutsky

Alice Schertle

Carol Diggory Shields

Joyce Sidman

Diane Siebert

Shel Silverstein

Marilyn Singer

Charles R. Smith Jr.

Gary Soto

Joyce Carol Thomas

Judith Viorst

Carole Boston Weatherford

Nancy Willard

Janet Wong

Valerie Worth

Jane Yolen

More Poets

Awards for Poetry for Young People

Calendar of Poet Birthdays

Poet Promotion Activities

How to Share Poetry

Poet Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs

Popular Poetry Web Sites

Poetry Anthologies

Poems About Libraries and Reading

Poetry Practices Checklist



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