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Poet Study: Arnold Adoff


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Mrs. Mann's Poetry Corner

Arnold Adoff

"I will always try to turn sights and sounds into words.
I will always try to shape words into my singing poems."
Arnold Adoff


Poet and anthologist Arnold Adoff was born and educated in New York city. His belief is that, "writing a poem is making music with words and space." Mr. Adoff has been writing poetry and children's books for 30 years and has published more than 30 books. He worked in the New York city schools as a teacher and counselor for twelve years. His book "Sports Pages" was featured on Reading Rainbow. Arnold Adoff is an advocate for using literature in the classroom and travels regularly to read and lecture to teachers and students on writing and poetry. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife, Virginia Hamilton, an American author.

Awards recieved...
*1988 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
*1988 Parents' Choice Award
*An American Library Association Notable citation for "Street Music"
*An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults citation for "Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues."

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