KENN AYLWARD NESBITT
Kenn Aylward Nesbitt is a children's poet. He has written a number of collections of children's poetry, listed below.
He was born on February 20, 1962 in Berkeley, California. He grew up in Fresno and San Diego, California, United States.
He is a writer of humorous poetry for children, including the books My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Revenge of the Lunch Ladies. Kenn Nesbitt has collaborated with poet Linda Knaus on one collection of Christmas poems entitled Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney and with children's musician Eric Herman on several CDs. His poems also appear in numerous anthologies of humorous children's poetry. Nesbitt's writing often includes imagery of outrageous happenings, before ending on a realistic note. Being children's poems, many make fun of school life.
Nesbitt wrote his first children's poem, Scrawny Tawny Skinner, in 1994. Later, he wrote several more poems. In 1997, he decided to write his first poetry book, My Foot Fell Asleep, which was published in 1998. After that, he continued to author more poetry books.
Kenn Nesbitt's poem "The Tale Of The Sun And The Moon", was used in the 2010 movie Life as We Know It (film). It was set to music by Eric Herman.
He also frequently visits schools to give poetry performances and workshops to students.
He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Ann, his son Max, and his daughter Madison.
I Named My Dogs the Strangest Names
I named my dogs the strangest names,
not simply "Spot" or "Rover."
Instead I named them "Fetch" and "Stay"
and "Here Boy" and "Roll Over."
Not "Lassie," "Patch," or "Fido."
No, instead they're "Shake" and "Crawl"
and "Turn Around" and "Take a Bow"
and "Come" and "Wave" and "Ball!"
I gave them these abnormal names
to see what they would do.
I thought it would be fun but,
sad to say, that isn't true.
And now I'm sort of sorry for the
crazy names I used.
My dogs cannot do any tricks;
they're all just too confused.