Web Links – Poets Who Visit Schools
These are the websites of children’s poets who provide school author visit programs.
- Bagert, Brod
The homepage of Brod Bagert, author of Giant Children and many other books of poetry for kids. Known as one of America's most popular performing children's poets, Brod Bagert travels the country, giving hundreds of poetry presentations every year.
- Cleary, Brian P
Brian P. Cleary, author of the best-selling Words Are Categorical series, and Rainbow Soup; Adventures in Poetry has more than one million books in print. He has visited classrooms in 34 states since the year 2000.
- Dotlich, Rebecca Kai
School visit information for children's author and poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
- George, Kristine O'Connell
Each year, Kristine O'Connell George schedules several school visits around her deadlines and current writing projects.
- Ghigna, Charles
Charles Ghigna, aka "Father Goose," speaks at 30-40 schools and conferences each year.
- Nesbitt, Kenn
I am the creator of this website, as well as the author of many collections of humorous poetry for kids. I visit schools throughout the school year with my fun and exciting poetry writing assembly programs and workshops, helping kids discover the joy of reading and writing through poetry.
- Ode, Eric
Eric Ode is an award-winning children's singer, songwriter, and poet who provides songwriting and poetry assembly programs to get your kids excited about poetry and writing.
- Perry, Andrea
Andrea Perry is an incredibly talented poet and the author of Here's What You Do When You Can't Find Your Shoe: (Ingenious Inventions for Pesky Problems), a collection of hysterically funny poems about far-fetched gadgets for solving improbable problems. As a writer of humorous rhymed verse, her poetry workshops should not be taken seriously, so do not invite her to your school unless you are looking for "a good rhyme"!
- Poetry Alive!
Poetry Alive!'s high-energy assembly shows are presented by a team of two professional performers. A typical 45-50 minute show includes 15-20 poems tailored to fit the age and interests of the audience.
- Pottle, Robert
As a certified classroom teacher in the state of Maine, Robert Pottle is an enthusiastic, dynamic presenter who knows how to engage, inspire, and educate children.
- Rodgers, Denise
Denise Rogers, "The Poetry Lady," brings her music and puppet and gives the students a lively poetry reading of some of her favorite selections from both "Great Lakes Rhythm & Rhyme" and "A Little Bit of Nonsense." Volunteer students will have a chance to dress in costume and act out some of The Poetry Lady's favorite creations. Poetry Lady Visits are perfect for lower elementary students or for whole-school visits up to 6th grade.
- Ruurs, Margriet
Margriet Ruurs is available for author visits, readings, slide shows, Pro-D and writing workshops in schools, art centres, libraries, etc.
- Sardelli, Darren
Darren is a creative and enthusiastic creator of poetry, songs, and short stories. He writes in Smithtown, NY, where he also coaches high-school hockey. Darren makes interaction the key to his rousing poetry programs. Students will have the opportunity to write, illustrate, perform, and share - all while learning to love poetry!
- Scheu, Ted
Ted Scheu, "That Poetry Guy," is an experienced elementary teacher who also writes kid stopping poetry and visits schools providing poetry writing workshops.
- Sklansky, Amy
Amy E. Sklansky is the author of From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On, Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans?and other books of "easy rhymes and bouncy rhythm" for preschoolers and young readers. A writer and freelance editor of children's books, Ms. Sklansky lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri. Visit her website to find out more about her books, school visits and more.
- Wong, Janet
Janet S. Wong visits schools throughout the country, sharing her poetry and family stories with young people in grades K-12.