In our January/February 2017 issue, our editors asked poet and selector Kenn Nesbitt about the wide (and somewhat surprising) range of contributors to his new anthology One Minute till Bedtime. Read the full review.
Horn Book editors: Not everyone in the collection is someone you’d necessarily think of as a poet. How did you select your contributors?
Kenn Nesbitt: For this anthology, I reached out to nearly two hundred new and established children’s poets from around the world. I also contacted a few authors who, though better known as novelists or picture book writers, have shown a strong interest in poetry. From these submissions, I was able to select the poems that were best suited for pleasurable bedtime reading and that spotlighted each author’s skill as a children’s poet.