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.
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Current Members 2012-2015
CHAIR, Nancy Hadaway (2015)
(University of Texas, Arlington)
Darcy H. Bradley
(Eastern Washington University, Cheney)
(Texas Tech University, Lubbock)
Mary Lee Hahn
(Daniel Wright Elemetnary School, Columbus, OH)
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
(Penn State University-Harrisburg, Middletown)
(Brigham Young University, Provo, UT)
Executive Committee Liaison, Kathy Short
(University of Arizona, Tucson)
NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters