Today there are more authors than ever who are writing poetry for children. From poetry collections to rhyming picture books to novels in verse, from hardcover books to ebooks, poetry is being created by writers who love to share the wonder of the poem with kids.
I regularly sit down and chat with the authors who are writing poetry for children, and I record these conversations to give you a peek into the minds of today’s best children’s poets.
Click on the links below to listen to recorded audio interviews with these well-known children’s poets.
- Lee Bennett Hopkins
- Alan Katz
- J. Patrick Lewis
- Eric Ode
- Jack Prelutksy
- Ted Scheu
- Steven Withrow
- Janet Wong
Written Interviews with Children’s Poets
In addition to the recorded interviews above, I have had the opportunity to interview a number of other children’s poets about their work by email. Click on the links below to read what they have to say about poetry.