NCTE is happening in my hometown of Minneapolis later this month, and one of the many things I’m looking forward to is the Children’s Literature Lunch on Saturday. There, poet Marilyn Singer will be announced as the winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. Whee! I’m so happy for Marilyn, whose fabulous poetry is all over my bookshelves (and my blog–click here to read posts featuring Marilyn or her work). She comes up with the coolest ideas. Every time I hear about a new Marilyn poetry book, I think, “Aw, man, why didn’t I think of that?”
Anyway, there’s a wonderful article by Nancy Hadaway and Terry Young in Language Arts, so if you’d like to learn more about Marilyn and her process, you can read the article here. Once again, Marilyn’s ahead of me. In this article, she discusses a forthcoming project that resembles something I have in progress. Ack! At least I’m getting closer in the idea race ;>) There’s also a podcast of Nancy and Terry’s interview with Marilyn here–I haven’t even listened yet, but I’m looking forward to it. (Wish I could figure out how to get it on my phone, though!)
Enjoy all this Marilyn Singer goodness!
And…who else is going to NCTE? I’ll post more next week about what I’m doing. Hope to see lots of you there!