Lee Bennett Hopkins

Lee Bennett Hopkins

image of a male poet sitting in front of a bookcase

The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, established in 1993, is named for the internationally renowned educator, poet, anthologist and passionate advocate of poetry for young people. A Pennsylvania native, Lee Bennett Hopkins is one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on the subject of children’s literature. He has written and edited numerous award-winning books for children and young adults, as well as professional texts and curriculum materials.

IMAGE: Penn State