Happy Birthday, Lee Bennett Hopkins!
Today is the birthday of poet and anthologist-extraordinaire Lee Bennett Hopkins. To celebrate, I'm offering up readers of The Drift Record his poem about spring, titled appropriately "Spring." No doubt at all that it will be posted by other Poetry Friday contributors - we're celebrating him today and honoring his presence among us. One of my favorite birthday tributes to Lee comes via a YouTube video posted by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater - click on that link to see 1st graders reciting one of Lee's poems ("Librarian") and singing Happy Birthday. Such a sweet bunch singing to such a sweet poet!
fledglings on wing
---Lee Bennett Hopkins (from Sharing the Seasons, 2009)
Thank you, Lee, for inviting us to share your love of poetry, your delight, your energy, your enthusiasm.
|One of my favorites of Lee's own work, a memoir: Been to Yesterdays (1995)|
I'm proud to have a poem of mine in Lee's upcoming anthology A Bunch of Punctuation, due out this summer. Can't wait to see it! Here's the cover:
|Whee! Love this!!|
Today's Poetry Friday round-up is being hosted by Robyn Hood Black. Head over to her blog to see what other people have posted!