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NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children


To recommend on a regular basis every two years a living American poet for the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in recognition of his or her aggregate work; to sustain the collection of poetry books of award winners, past and future, in the University of Minnesota, Kerlan Collection; to recognize and foster excellence in children's poetry by encouraging its publiĀ­cation; and to explore ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.

Poetry Award SealNCTE Poetry Award Winners

2017 Award Winner:  Marilyn Nelson

2015 Annual Report 

Current Members 2015-2018

Chair, Karen Hildebrand
(Delaware City Schools, OH)

Patricia (Trish) Bandre
(USD 305, Salina, KS)

Lesley Colabucci
(Millersville University, PA)

Laretta Henderson
(University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Lisa Muller
(Castle High School, Newburgh, IN)

Lisa Patrick
(Ohio State University, Columbus)

Executive Committee Liaison, Franki Sibberson
(Indian Run Elementary School, Dublin, OH)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore


Past Members 


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