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NCTE Children's Poetry Awards Committee - Previous Revision


To recommend on a regular basis every two years a living American poet to the NCTE Executive Committee 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 publi­cation; and to explore ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.

Read more about the NCTE Poetry Award winners.

2008 Annual Report

Current Members


CHAIR, Ralph Fletcher
(Lee, NH)

Kathleen Armstrong
(MICDS, St. Louis, MO)

Georgia Heard
(Singer Island, FL)

Jonda McNair
(Clemson University, SC)

Barbara Ward
(Washington State University, Richland)

Gail Wesson-Spivey
(Brooklyn, NY)

Janet Wong
(Hopewell, NJ)

Executive Committee Liaison, Joanne Yatvin
(Portland, OR)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

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