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In 1991 Valerie Worth became the ninth recipient of the NCTE award. A   widely anthologized writer , Worth left us with only some 130+ published poems, which, during her lifetime, were collected into various short volumes of “small poems.”

Sadly, Worth died of cancer at the age of 60; since then, many of those same small poems have been published posthumously in themed collections. Here are her complete works :

Because there is so little information on Valerie Worth, I am dedicating this post to the simple enjoyment of some of this gifted poet’s observations. As Lee Bennett Hopkins notes in his NCTE profile on Worth, “her poems are sharp, solid, eloquent evocations of ordinary objects ; in them she brings new, dramatic life to the unexpected. Her crystal vision causes us to see the everyday world in fresh, insightful, larger-than-life ways.”

In 1991 Valerie Worth became the ninth recipient of the NCTE award. A   widely anthologized writer , Worth left us with only some 130+ published poems, which, during her lifetime, were collected into various short volumes of “small poems.”

Sadly, Worth died of cancer at the age of 60; since then, many of those same small poems have been published posthumously in themed collections. Here are her complete works :

Because there is so little information on Valerie Worth, I am dedicating this post to the simple enjoyment of some of this gifted poet’s observations. As Lee Bennett Hopkins notes in his NCTE profile on Worth, “her poems are sharp, solid, eloquent evocations of ordinary objects ; in them she brings new, dramatic life to the unexpected. Her crystal vision causes us to see the everyday world in fresh, insightful, larger-than-life ways.”

In 1980, Myra Cohn Livingston became the fourth recipient of the NCTE award. She wrote and/or edited over 80 books for children  on an amazing array of subjects. Her first book, Whispers , was written in 1946 and published in 1958 under legendary editor Margaret K. McElderry — twelve years after being rejected by the same Ms. McElderry.

Sadly, all but one of Myra’s books are out of print, and I found very few of her poems online. Those I did find, however, struck me with their combination of thoughtfulness and simplicity of language. With a few masterful yet accessible turns of phrase , Myra creates vibrant images that speak to a child’s interests, desires, hopes, fears, and experiences. As Myra said herself, “. . what more can one offer to the very young . .[in poems] than a touchstone to deal with the early daily experiences of feelings, sights, and sounds…?”

Besides poetry, Myra also wrote several professional books including the classic Poem-Making: Ways to Begin Writing Poetry . Intended for use by students, this poetic how-to is also a great resource for adult poets and anyone else who needs to brush up on the mechanics of poetry.

Spotlighting The Academy’s online publication, Poem-a-Day, imagine receiving a poem by a vast array of American writers in your email inbox daily, or opening a newspaper to read a new poem that encapsulates the state of your heart at that moment, or instead of drowning in your infinite scrolling social media feeds convincing yourself of all of the things you cannot do, you read a poem and feel buoyed by what you can do.

“Six of our staff are published poets, five with graduate degrees in poetry, and three with books on small presses. We have a young staff for a national literary organization, comprising Gen Xers and Millennials, committed to telling the story of American poetry: past, present, and future. Our diverse backgrounds help ensure that we are collectively paying attention to a variety of poetry communities and poets.

Also important for us to note, is that the Academy of American Poets is unique among poetry organizations, websites, and online publishers in that we are guided in artistic matters by a Board of Chancellors composed of 15 award-winning and established poets. Our current Board of Chancellors is the most diverse in our organization’s history. Of our Chancellors, nine are women, six are men, eight are people of color, and two are gay/lesbian. Our Chancellors live in states across the country, some also spend significant time abroad, and they range in age from 50 to 93.”

In 1991 Valerie Worth became the ninth recipient of the NCTE award. A   widely anthologized writer , Worth left us with only some 130+ published poems, which, during her lifetime, were collected into various short volumes of “small poems.”

Sadly, Worth died of cancer at the age of 60; since then, many of those same small poems have been published posthumously in themed collections. Here are her complete works :

Because there is so little information on Valerie Worth, I am dedicating this post to the simple enjoyment of some of this gifted poet’s observations. As Lee Bennett Hopkins notes in his NCTE profile on Worth, “her poems are sharp, solid, eloquent evocations of ordinary objects ; in them she brings new, dramatic life to the unexpected. Her crystal vision causes us to see the everyday world in fresh, insightful, larger-than-life ways.”

In 1980, Myra Cohn Livingston became the fourth recipient of the NCTE award. She wrote and/or edited over 80 books for children  on an amazing array of subjects. Her first book, Whispers , was written in 1946 and published in 1958 under legendary editor Margaret K. McElderry — twelve years after being rejected by the same Ms. McElderry.

Sadly, all but one of Myra’s books are out of print, and I found very few of her poems online. Those I did find, however, struck me with their combination of thoughtfulness and simplicity of language. With a few masterful yet accessible turns of phrase , Myra creates vibrant images that speak to a child’s interests, desires, hopes, fears, and experiences. As Myra said herself, “. . what more can one offer to the very young . .[in poems] than a touchstone to deal with the early daily experiences of feelings, sights, and sounds…?”

Besides poetry, Myra also wrote several professional books including the classic Poem-Making: Ways to Begin Writing Poetry . Intended for use by students, this poetic how-to is also a great resource for adult poets and anyone else who needs to brush up on the mechanics of poetry.

Spotlighting The Academy’s online publication, Poem-a-Day, imagine receiving a poem by a vast array of American writers in your email inbox daily, or opening a newspaper to read a new poem that encapsulates the state of your heart at that moment, or instead of drowning in your infinite scrolling social media feeds convincing yourself of all of the things you cannot do, you read a poem and feel buoyed by what you can do.

“Six of our staff are published poets, five with graduate degrees in poetry, and three with books on small presses. We have a young staff for a national literary organization, comprising Gen Xers and Millennials, committed to telling the story of American poetry: past, present, and future. Our diverse backgrounds help ensure that we are collectively paying attention to a variety of poetry communities and poets.

Also important for us to note, is that the Academy of American Poets is unique among poetry organizations, websites, and online publishers in that we are guided in artistic matters by a Board of Chancellors composed of 15 award-winning and established poets. Our current Board of Chancellors is the most diverse in our organization’s history. Of our Chancellors, nine are women, six are men, eight are people of color, and two are gay/lesbian. Our Chancellors live in states across the country, some also spend significant time abroad, and they range in age from 50 to 93.”

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On Being , the Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast hosted by Krista Tippett, is celebrating National Poetry Month with The Poetry Radio Project. Listeners are invited to “take pleasure in this compilation of poems—from Mary Oliver to Wendell Berry, from John O’Donohue to Rumi to Pablo Neruda and many many more.”

Also featured on The Poetry Radio Project are Academy Chancellors Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson , and Academy of American Poets Fellowship recipient Marie Howe .

In 1991 Valerie Worth became the ninth recipient of the NCTE award. A   widely anthologized writer , Worth left us with only some 130+ published poems, which, during her lifetime, were collected into various short volumes of “small poems.”

Sadly, Worth died of cancer at the age of 60; since then, many of those same small poems have been published posthumously in themed collections. Here are her complete works :

Because there is so little information on Valerie Worth, I am dedicating this post to the simple enjoyment of some of this gifted poet’s observations. As Lee Bennett Hopkins notes in his NCTE profile on Worth, “her poems are sharp, solid, eloquent evocations of ordinary objects ; in them she brings new, dramatic life to the unexpected. Her crystal vision causes us to see the everyday world in fresh, insightful, larger-than-life ways.”

In 1980, Myra Cohn Livingston became the fourth recipient of the NCTE award. She wrote and/or edited over 80 books for children  on an amazing array of subjects. Her first book, Whispers , was written in 1946 and published in 1958 under legendary editor Margaret K. McElderry — twelve years after being rejected by the same Ms. McElderry.

Sadly, all but one of Myra’s books are out of print, and I found very few of her poems online. Those I did find, however, struck me with their combination of thoughtfulness and simplicity of language. With a few masterful yet accessible turns of phrase , Myra creates vibrant images that speak to a child’s interests, desires, hopes, fears, and experiences. As Myra said herself, “. . what more can one offer to the very young . .[in poems] than a touchstone to deal with the early daily experiences of feelings, sights, and sounds…?”

Besides poetry, Myra also wrote several professional books including the classic Poem-Making: Ways to Begin Writing Poetry . Intended for use by students, this poetic how-to is also a great resource for adult poets and anyone else who needs to brush up on the mechanics of poetry.

In 1991 Valerie Worth became the ninth recipient of the NCTE award. A   widely anthologized writer , Worth left us with only some 130+ published poems, which, during her lifetime, were collected into various short volumes of “small poems.”

Sadly, Worth died of cancer at the age of 60; since then, many of those same small poems have been published posthumously in themed collections. Here are her complete works :

Because there is so little information on Valerie Worth, I am dedicating this post to the simple enjoyment of some of this gifted poet’s observations. As Lee Bennett Hopkins notes in his NCTE profile on Worth, “her poems are sharp, solid, eloquent evocations of ordinary objects ; in them she brings new, dramatic life to the unexpected. Her crystal vision causes us to see the everyday world in fresh, insightful, larger-than-life ways.”

In 1980, Myra Cohn Livingston became the fourth recipient of the NCTE award. She wrote and/or edited over 80 books for children  on an amazing array of subjects. Her first book, Whispers , was written in 1946 and published in 1958 under legendary editor Margaret K. McElderry — twelve years after being rejected by the same Ms. McElderry.

Sadly, all but one of Myra’s books are out of print, and I found very few of her poems online. Those I did find, however, struck me with their combination of thoughtfulness and simplicity of language. With a few masterful yet accessible turns of phrase , Myra creates vibrant images that speak to a child’s interests, desires, hopes, fears, and experiences. As Myra said herself, “. . what more can one offer to the very young . .[in poems] than a touchstone to deal with the early daily experiences of feelings, sights, and sounds…?”

Besides poetry, Myra also wrote several professional books including the classic Poem-Making: Ways to Begin Writing Poetry . Intended for use by students, this poetic how-to is also a great resource for adult poets and anyone else who needs to brush up on the mechanics of poetry.

Spotlighting The Academy’s online publication, Poem-a-Day, imagine receiving a poem by a vast array of American writers in your email inbox daily, or opening a newspaper to read a new poem that encapsulates the state of your heart at that moment, or instead of drowning in your infinite scrolling social media feeds convincing yourself of all of the things you cannot do, you read a poem and feel buoyed by what you can do.

“Six of our staff are published poets, five with graduate degrees in poetry, and three with books on small presses. We have a young staff for a national literary organization, comprising Gen Xers and Millennials, committed to telling the story of American poetry: past, present, and future. Our diverse backgrounds help ensure that we are collectively paying attention to a variety of poetry communities and poets.

Also important for us to note, is that the Academy of American Poets is unique among poetry organizations, websites, and online publishers in that we are guided in artistic matters by a Board of Chancellors composed of 15 award-winning and established poets. Our current Board of Chancellors is the most diverse in our organization’s history. Of our Chancellors, nine are women, six are men, eight are people of color, and two are gay/lesbian. Our Chancellors live in states across the country, some also spend significant time abroad, and they range in age from 50 to 93.”

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Эта настройка позволяет добавлять в твиты информацию о местоположении, например название города и точные координаты, на веб-сайте и в сторонних приложениях. Вы можете удалить сведения о местоположении из своих твитов в любое время. Подробнее



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