As J. Patrick Lewis moves forward as the new Children's Poet Laureate, I wanted to share two new sources of info about him and his work. The Poetry Foundation (sponsors of the CPL) features a new interview I did with him entitled, "A Circus for the Brain; The 2011 Children’s Poet Laureate Speaks." It's available on their web site here.
Plus, they have a regular podcast feature hosted by Curtis Fox called "Poetry Off the Shelf." He and I spoke about Pat, his work, and the CPL in "The New Johnny Appleseed of Children’s Poetry" which is recorded and available here.
Image credit: Poetry Foundation
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