R.I.P. Lee Bennett Hopkins

I was sorry to hear about the death this morning of Lee Bennett Hopkins. With his own work, his anthologies, and his nurturing of new poets, is there anyone who has done more for American children's poetry than Lee? A fuller appreciation of Lee's achievements will follow, but today I want to share with you a letter Lee wrote to the Horn Book back in 1990. He truly saw capital-P poetry as something for everyone and was a tireless advocate on its behalf. We will miss him.

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.
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Emily Schneider

There is a moving tribute at Publishers Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/80914-obituary-lee-bennett-hopkins.html

Posted : Aug 14, 2019 10:35


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