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If a poem falls in the forest

Well, today has been a great day for poetry.

Let's look at the awards with our poet-goggles on, shall we?

The Belpre Award went to The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography in Poems of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarite Engle, illustrated by Sean Qualls.

The Schneider Family Book Award went to Tracie Vaughn Zimmer's free-verse novel, Reaching for Sun.

Twelve Rounds to Glory by Charles R. Smith, illustrated by Bryan Collier, won a Coretta Scott King honor.

Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins, won a Theodore Seuss Geisel honor.

The Newbery went to Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd and Tina Schart Hyman.

And a Printz honor went to Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill.

The first-ever Odyssey award for best audiobook production went to Jazz by Walter Dean Myers.

Yes indeed, a great day for poetry.





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slatts
Jan. 14th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
If a poem falls in the forest....
...will the poet goddess still hear it? review it? post it?
kellyrfineman
Jan. 14th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Re: If a poem falls in the forest....
Yes. Sometimes.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 14th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Wahoo! I was squealing while I read about the winners. So exciting! So glad Hemphill's book won, and I thought of you.

Jules, 7-Imp
kellyrfineman
Jan. 14th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I love that you thought of me when they were handing out the awards, Jules. You're too sweet!
annemariepace
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
I thought of you, too. You don't have to call me sweet or anything. But I did.
boreal_owl
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Mee threee. :-)
kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Awwwww . . . this is getting embarrassing. But thanks.
kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
You are very sweet for such a sourpuss.
*sticks tongue out briefly, then reconsiders*

Thanks, Anne Marie. You know I heart you.
annemariepace
Jan. 15th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
de_scribes
Jan. 15th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
HOORAY FOR POETRY and poets everywhere
I did too. And you can call me sweet cuz I likes it.
kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Re: HOORAY FOR POETRY and poets everywhere
Well of COURSE you're sweet. Duh!
ex_lgburns
Jan. 15th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Don't forget FEATHERS, Jacqueline Woodson's Newbery Honor book, was inspired by (or at least the title was) an Emily Dickinson poem ...

Loree Burns
kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Hope is the thing with feathers
ex_kmessner
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Three cheers for award-winning poets! I just reserved Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! at my library to pick up tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the Sylvia book, too.
kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
As you've probably noticed by now, I love the Sylvia book.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Love the poetry-take on the awards. Hadn't thought of it that way.

-MotherReader
kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, MR!
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kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Me too.
jeannineatkins
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for lending us your poet-goggles, Kelly. Can you market those at cafe press or something? But, yes, it's awesome the landslide of recognition for verse.
kellyrfineman
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
Poet goggles is a funny term. Thanks for that!
jeannineatkins
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
You can thank me for poet-goggles, but I stole it from you. See second line of you post. wow, to be so prolific with imagery that you forget it as fast as you write it.
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