ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: PopTop Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Poetry should be heard and not just seen. The Poetry Blast, an ALA tradition, is a popular event featuring poets, both new and established, reading their work. Hosted by library consultant Barbara Genco and poet Marilyn Singer, this refreshing event invites attendees to appreciate the pleasures and variety of poetry for children and young adults. This year's poets include Children's Poet Laureate Margarita Engle; verse novelist K.A. Holt; author/illustrator Lita Judge; debut author Joy McCullough; Louisiana poet and teacher Margaret Gibson Simon; and NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry winner Marilyn Singer. Program subject to change.