Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Children's Poet Laureate

Bob Minzesheimer tells us, in USAToday, what Jack Prelutsky will be up to as Children's Poet "Laminate."
  • "As children's poet laureate for two years, Prelutsky will give speeches, recommend other poets online (poetryfoundation.org) and plans a contest at jackprelutsky.com to give away part of the laureate's $25,000 award.
  • In the contest, children will be asked to write why their school libraries need more books.
  • Prelutsky says the only burden of being a popular children's poet is that when he visits schools, especially in winter, some of his fans tend to sneeze on him. "