Stephanie Calmenson, Children's Book Author
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ALA Poetry Blast

Reading at the ALA Poetry Blast with fellow poets, Mike Artell, Kristine O’Connell George, Mordicai Gerstein, Nikki Grimes, Alan Katz, Joyce Sidman, Marilyn Singer, Lee Wardlaw, Janet Wong, and Tracie Vaughn Zimmer was, well, a blast! Sylvia Vardell recorded my reading of “Shaggy Dog” at the ALA Poetry Blast.  Thanks, Sylvia! “Stephanie “gets” the young

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New York Public Library: Poetry Panel, hosted by Elizabeth Bird

A Passel of Poets: Children’s Poetry in the Modern Age Elizabeth Bird, NYPL Senior Children’s Librarian and SLJ blogger extraordinaire invited me along with fellow poets Bobbi Katz, Marilyn Singer, and Charles R. Smith for a conversation on the state of children’s poetry today and the nitty-gritty of writing a good poem for a young