So we say goodbye to May, until we meet again someday and we welcome June once more, with glee, delight and pleasure! For this month I thought it nice to have a little bit of fun. So I went on search for poets for the young gun. I first featured Ken Nesbitt, whose poems I enjoyed so much, you bet! I then thought to feature another children’s poet and found the guy whose got it. His name is Jack Prelutsky and his poems I found are dandy. Here’s a little something about the man, before we all become his fan:
In 1940, Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, and attended Hunter College in New York City. Although he claims to have hated poetry through most of his childhood, he rediscovered poetry later in life, and has devoted many years since to writing fresh, humorous poetry aimed specifically at kids.
After stints as a truck driver, photographer, folksinger, and more, he is now the author of more than forty collections of original verse and anthologies of children’s poetry.
In 2006, Prelutsky was named the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. He lives in Seattle, Washington, and spends much of his time presenting poems to children in schools and libraries throughout the United States.
Biography taken from: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/68
Know more of Jack Prelutsky and his poems at his website: http://www.jackprelutsky.com/