Friday, August 9, 2019

Poetry Friday: A Round-up of My Posts about Lee Bennett Hopkins

week's round-up of poetic goodness.

My heart is heavy with the loss of Lee Bennett Hopkins, a poet and anthologist dear to my heart. I've compiled my posts that mention him as a way of paying tribute to him, someone who always paved the way to more poetry in my classroom and in my life.

I joined Poetry Friday in 2014 with this post that featured a favorite LBH anthology, School Supplies.

Shouting for Joy celebrates the arrival of my copy of Manger in time for NCTE so I could get author autographs in its pages. 

During Poetry Month in 2017, I took an alphabetic stroll through the world of poetry and Lee Bennett Hopkins, The Poetry King was the subject of Day 10 and the letter H. My homage to the king included some favorite picture book anthologies, links to interviews, a favorite quote, and a favorite professional book, Pass the Poetry, Please!

Poetry Friday friends gathered to celebrate Lee's 80th birthday in April 2018. My Happy Birthday Poem was composed from 13 titles of Lee's books. 

Children's poet Kristine O'Connell George speaks for all of us in Lee Bennett Hopkins' obituary,  with these words "... the world turns more slowly this morning.”


  1. Yes, it does...I do love that so many are remembering with fondness. It's a virtual visitation.

  2. Much to love in all his works, Ramona. I love getting out Manger every year at Christmas. You've reminded me of more as others are, too. Thank you, a terrific idea for honoring Lee.

  3. I just went through all your links, Ramona, and found that amazing quote by Lee that I tweeted with thanks to you. The obituary was a beautiful read. It is a sad day in the literary world.

  4. It’s so terribly sad, this news. Sending love.

  5. It's good to remember. So much love all around the roundup this week.

  6. What a beautiful way to remember and celebrate Lee's life.