PopTop Stage: Poetry Blast

Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

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Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage

A reading featuring: The Lightening Dreamer, The Poem That Will Not End, Words With Wings, Rhyme Schemer, How I Discovered Poetry, Rutherford B. Who Was He?, The Superheroes Employment Agency, and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Poets onsite include: Margarita Engle, Joan Bransfield Graham, Nikki Grimes, K.A. Holt, Marilyn Nelson, Marilyn Singer, and Jacqueline Woodson.

Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet and novelist whose work includes The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor book and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award.

Joan Bransfield Graham’s award-winning books, Splish Splash and Flicker Flash--shape poems about water and light--inspire students to write their own poetry.

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children; including her distinguished and ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?

K.A. Holt is an active and connected member of the vibrant Texas writing community. Her previous books include Brains for Lunch: A Zombie Novel in Haiku. Rhyme Schemer will be published in October.

Marilyn Nelson is one of America’s most acclaimed poets and a three-time National Book Award Finalist for her poetry including A Wreath for Emmett Till and A Life in Poems.

Marilyn Singer writes in many genres. Her poetry, such as Mirror Mirror for which she created a new poetry form, the “reverso,” has received six starred reviews, made many “year’s best” lists, and has been nominated for a myriad of state, city, and international awards.

Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, is the author of many classic books, including The Other Side and Show Way.

Emily Jiang, Summoning the Phoenix (Shen's Books/Lee & Low)

Alan Katz, Oops; Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking (both Margaret K. McElderry/S&S)

Kenn Nesbitt, My Hippo Has the Hiccups (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky); Revenge of the Lunch Ladies (Meadowbrook)

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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