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.
2009 Award Winner Announced
Lee Bennett Hopkins has been awarded the 2009 NCTE Poetry Award. A distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist, Lee has created numerous books for children and adults.
Read more about the NCTE Poetry Award winners.
2008 Annual Report
CHAIR, Ralph Fletcher
Barbara Ward (Incoming Chair)
(Washington State University, Richland)
(MICDS, St. Louis, MO)
(Singer Island, FL)
(Clemson University, SC)
Executive Committee Liaison, Kathleen Blake Yancey
(Florida State University, Tallahassee)
NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters