Many of you have already heard the delightful news that Mary Ann Hoberman was named Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation earlier this week. Her appointment is for a two year term and comes with a $25,000 prize. She succeeds Jack Prelutsky, the inaugural Children’s Poetry Laureate.
You can read about Ms. Hoberman (and find a sample of her poetry) at the Foundation website here. And if you’d like to take in my own conversation with Ms. Hoberman, you’ll find the interview I conducted with her last year here.
If you can read "Mayfly" and not find Mary Ann Hoberman a genius, well then, I pity your tired, old, adultified brain. 🙂 Hear her read "Mayfly" and other wonderful poems on the Poetry Foundation’s podcast.