Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Poetry News

I can announce my news now that it's official: I’m an incoming member of the NCTE Poetry Committee.

Click here to find out who the other incoming members are.

This is our charge: To recommend on a regular basis every two years a living American poet to the NCTE Executive Committee for the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in recognition of his or her aggregate work; to sustain the collection of poetry books of award winners, past and future, in the University of Minnesota, Kerlan Collection; to recognize and foster excellence in children's poetry by encouraging its publi­cation; and to explore ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.

More NCTE Poetry Award Information

NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

2009 NCTE Poetry Award Winner

2009 NCTE Convention Session A.18: Poetry Party! Celebrating 2009 NCTE Poetry Award Recipient Lee Bennett Hopkins

I'll be heading down to Philadelphia for the NCTE Annual Convention later this week. Let me know if you're planning to attend the convention. Leave me a note in the comments.


Liz B said...


Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Liz! I'm looking forward to serving on the Poetry Committee.

Marinela said...

Congratulations Elaine!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Marinela! I'm sure to learn much more about children's poetry while serving on the NCTE Poetry Committee.

alvinaling said...

Congrats! I'll be there, Friday till Monday morning.

Elaine Magliaro said...


Thanks. I'll be arriving on Thursday afternoon and leaving on Sunday morning. Maybe we can get together!

I'll be attending the Poetry Party for Lee Hopkins, a couple of Poetry Committee meetings, and the Books for Children Luncheon. Are you going to the luncheon?

Anna Alter said...

Thats great Elaine, have a fabulous time at the convention!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Anna! I'm looking forward to meeting lots of poetry folk--as well as to spending some time with Grace and Janet Wong down in Philly.

Leslie Bulion said...

I hope the Poetry Party and celebration of Lee Bennett Hopkins was wonderful!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Leslie. The Poetry Party was a blast! There were lots of children's poets there to help Lee celebrate his NCTE Poetry Award.