My Monday morning dawned bright with the best kind of news. I got an email from Jone Rush MacCulloch who blogs at Check It Out inviting me to join the Poetry Panel of the Cybils Awards–the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards!
For years I’ve loved reading Melissa Wiley’s updates during Cybils season. I love how she describes the delicious overwhelm of reading all the submissions! I’ve even played along with Amy’s Armchair Cybils–reading the nominated books from my comfortable chair…without the pressure of the contest deadlines.
And now this year Melissa Wiley is serving as the chair for YA Fiction, and Amy is a part of the Round 2 Poetry Panel! Here are the rest of the Round 1 Poetry judges:
- Joy Acey–a dear friend from Poetry Friday!
- Carol Wilcox
- Linda Baie
- Sylvia Vardell
- Tricia Stohr-Hunt
Already my Twitter feed is blowing up with new connections and happy poetry lovers. Twitter and poetry are just made for each other! This is going to be a very good Autumn!