J. Patrick Lewis


Children's Poet & Laureate

I leave children with four words: nothing succeeds like failure.

J. Patrick Lewis has published over seventy-five children's picture books to date with Knopf, Atheneum, Dial, Harcourt, Little, Brown, National Geographic, Creative Editions, Chronicle, Scholastic, and others. His first book of adult poetry, Gulls Hold Up the Sky, was published in 2010. He was recently given the 2010-2011 NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award, and is the Poetry Foundation's new U.S. Children's Poet Laureate.



Sunday, October 09

CIW Talk: Poetry

Perhaps the most characteristic to the definition of poetry is its unwillingness to truly be defined. Acclaimed poets and writers explore the... read more
Speakers: Agustina Woodgate, Ken Arkind, Tony Hoagland, Mary Zimmerman, J. Patrick Lewis, Elizabeth Taylor
Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street

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