First up: Betsy Franco reading from her brand new book, A Spectacular Selection of Sea Critters (Millbrook Press). Here she reads her sea turtle poem.
Next, Nikki Grimes read from Poems in the Attic (Lee & Low Books). Here's one poem from the beginning of the book.
Then, Rebecca Kai Dotlich read selections from Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy Tale Voices with a Twist in collaboration with Jane Yolen (Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press). Here's the "troll" poem.
Then, F. Isabel Campoy read several poems from Poesia eres tu (Poetry is You) (Alfaguara). Here's just one.
Marilyn Singer wrapped it all up by reading a few selections from her book, A Strange Place to Call Home (Chronicle Books). Here's the final poem.
What a fun way to spend an hour, right?
If you get to attend the ALA (American Library Association) conference NEXT summer (in Orlando), be sure to put the Poetry Blast on your schedule. It's usually held on Sunday afternoon and it's a wonderful gathering of poets and poetry lovers. See you there!