Poetry is tiny but mighty in nominations. From words that
rhyme, words that flow and shape emotions on all different topics to poetic
forms, the Poetry Genre is home to a veritable stew of entries. These books
will appeal to the very young, middle grade and/or young adults.
What belongs in Poetry? Anthologies and poetry collections
written by various authors or a single author should be nominated. They
can include illustrations or not. If the words on the page sing to kids
of all ages and it is a collection of poems, Poetry is the category.
Beautifully written novels in verse belong in MG
Fiction or YA Fiction, while a single poem with luscious illustrations belongs
in Picture Books.
This year, Poetry is accepting poetry collections born
Poems come in endless styles and forms, shapes and sizes. If you have a collection that appeals to kids be sure to nominate it. The panelists are eagerly waiting to read what you nominate.
— Jone MacCulloch