There Once Was a Man From Nantucket...
I don't know what I'd do without Big A little a. Consistently well-written/regularly updated blogs are a rare treat, and somehow or other Kelly Herold is able to maintain her steady shipment of interesting kiddie lit news throughout each and every week-end.
So as I do every Monday morning I will steal my first news posting of the day from her. It's no excuse but I caught a bit of e. coli from a bag of spinach this week-end and my tummy is still in the recovery phase. That'll larn me to eat my leafy greens.
Today we learn the following: "Poetry Foundation to Name First Children's Poet Laureate; $25,000 Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Poetry Written for Children."
The wry side of me wonders if the fact that Donald Hall's appointment as Poet Laureate had any hand in this. I mean, he did write Ox-Cart Man. Then again, from what I have heard of the man, he doesn't sound the sort to speak out for your average children's poets.