Category Description: Poetry

Poetry is an ever flowing river of words.  From words that rhyme, words that shape emotions on all different topics to poetic forms, the

Poetry category is home to an uber stew of entries. These books will appeal to the very young, middle grade and/or young adults.

Poetry includes nominations of novels in verse.  

What belongs in Poetry? Consider nominating anthologies and poetry collections written by various authors or a single author. They include illustrations or not. If the poems that resonate to readers of all ages and it’s a collection or anthology of poems,

Poetry is the category.

Poetry is  also the category for beautifully written novels in verse. Poems that sing while telling a story.

Poems come in endless styles and forms, shapes and sizes.

Be sure to nominate your favorite poetry collection, anthology, or novel in verse published this year from the very young to Young Adult.

The panelists are waiting to read your nominations.

— Jone MacCulloch