My good friend and collaborator Janet Wong is receiving the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children at the annual convention (virtually) next week. I am so excited and happy for her! In celebration, I persuaded her to do a Vogue-style interview with me. Here she answers 10 questions about her routines, her childhood, and her writing. Enjoy! (Click on the white triangle in the center to advance the video)
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Janet Wong: NCTE Award Winner
Do yourself a favor and check out one of Janet's books. She is such a gifted poet and storyteller!
And of course, Janet and I have also collaborated on a dozen poetry anthologies featuring hundreds of poems by many different poets. So proud of those! Yay for Pomelo Books!
If you're attending the NCTE convention (virtually), be sure and tune in to her acceptance speech on Saturday, Nov. 20. We'll also be presenting together along with Carole Boston Weatherford and Elizabeth Steinglass on Sunday, Nov. 21. Look for us there:
Meanwhile, head on over to Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme where Matt is hosting our Poetry Friday gathering this week.