The big news in the world of children's poetry is that Mary Ann Hoberman is the new children's poet laureate, succeeding Jack Prelutsky. The Poetry Foundation, which created the laureateship with its bountiful endowment, announced Hoberman's appointment earlier this month; the Foundation's web site currently features an article on her long career.
Here at Chicken Spaghetti, I've written about the poet's work on several Poetry Fridays:
For more poetics on this beautiful October morning, check the roundup of links at Becky's Book Reviews. Everyone with an interest in poetry, children's or otherwise, is welcome to submit a post and participate.