Friday, August 10, 2007

On poetry (on Friday)

Another Poetry Friday is here! Seems like it comes every week.... Kelly is on roundup duty this week. Go there and check it out.

And just briefly on poetry... at the recent SCBWI Conference, I was lucky enough to hear a whole lot from the remarkable Lee Bennett Hopkins (as well as a whole range of other gifted poets whose talent leaves me kinda breathless). What I learned -- or re-learned, truly -- is that children's poetry remains incredibly vital and remains an area we all need to pay attention to, whether that means writing our best or making sure any children in our orbit get acquainted with the amazing work available for them or both. Poetry Friday is part of that, but hopefully it's only a part for all of us.

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