ERIC Number: ED359540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking of Poets: Interviews with Poets Who Write for Children and Young Adults.
Copeland, Jeffrey S.
Presenting informal interviews, this book opens a window into the writing processes, influences, work habits, and personal backgrounds of 16 poets who write for children and young adults. The interviews in the book provide not only critical discussions of poetry but also ideas about how teachers can help children understand poetry and enjoy writing their own. The poets interviewed in the book share the common belief that poetry for children should be fun, exciting, magical--and the poets disclose widely varied means of achieving this end. Poets interviewed in the book are: Arnold Adoff, Lilian Moore, Mel Glenn, Aileen Fisher, Karla Kuskin, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Mary Ann Hoberman, Myra Cohn Livingston, Valerie Worth, Lee Bennett Hopkins, X. J. Kennedy, Gary Soto, Eloise Greenfield, Barbara Juster Esbensen, William Cole, and Eve Merriam. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Personal Narratives, Poetry, Poets, Reader Text Relationship, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 46228-3050; $9.95 members, $12.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.