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Poetry Foundation to Name First Children’s Poet Laureate

Think the only thing kids read these days are Harry Potter books or instant messages from their friends? Think again, says the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. Later this month the foundation will choose the first Children’s Poet Laureate to cite the “natural receptivity” children have to poetry written just for them. The Children’s Poet Laureate will advise the Poetry Foundation and serve for two years. The bard will also get $25,000 and give two major readings over the course of the two years.

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