National Book Award Winners 2018

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo has been awarded the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The Poet X is an “astonishing New York Times-bestselling novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.” Congratulations to all the winners of this prestigious award!

Happy birthday, ee cummings!

Edward Estlin “E. E.” Cummings or more familiarly: ee cummings was born on October 14, 1894 and was one of the most innovative poets of his time. He wrote almost 3000 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. He was also a painter, essayist, author, and playwright. Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work…