One of the wonderful aspects of the Internet is having access to “inside” perspectives from poets themselves. Many poets writing for young people maintain rich and lively web sites that offer interesting biographical information, current booklists, and ideas and strategies for connecting kids with poetry. Plus, they have an appealing look that engages kids. Some even offer opportunities for interaction and communication with the poet. These sites help budding poets see how poets live and work. They can also help the poetry-phobic teacher or librarian feel less intimidated about poetry. For starters, check these out.
The list begins:
Arnold Adoff/ http://www.arnoldadoff.com/
Jaime Adoff/ http://www.jaimeadoff.com/
Jon Agee/ http://www.jonagee.com/
Kathi Appelt/ http://www.kathiappelt.com/
Jorge Argueta/ http://jorgeargueta.com
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