It’s been exciting to be the organizer for the Poetry category for the CYBILS this year. The thirty plus books we had to discuss and determine which would be the six sent on as finalists was a fantastic opportunity to read great books. So many and yet I would love to see the poetry nominations grow beyond the number there were this year.
It got me thinking about ways to promote more poetry for children and young adults in the world. I know that Poetry at Play is a blog dedicated to spreading poetry to all.
Well, now there’s a listserv on Yahoo to keep poetry for children and young adults in the forefront.
This group is for those who want to promote more poetry in the world to children and young adults. We will discuss books and writing of all things poetry. If you have thoughts about what makes a fabulous children and/or young adult poetry books, what is kid appeal, or sharing of great poetry books, join this group.
If you want to join: send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.