jueves, 16 de febrero de 2012
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.
jueves, 9 de febrero de 2012
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
The wind blew high, the waters raved,
A ship drove on the land,
A hundred human creatures saved
Kneel'd down upon the sand.
Threescore were drown'd, threescore were thrown
Upon the black rocks wild,
And thus among them, left alone,
They found one helpless child.
A seaman rough, to shipwreck bred,
Stood out from all the rest,
And gently laid the lonely head Upon his honest breast.
And travelling o'er the desert wide
It was a solemn joy, To see them, ever side by side,
The sailor and the boy.
In famine, sickness, hunger, thirst,
The two were still but one,
Until the strong man droop'd the first
And felt his labors done.
Then to a trusty friend he spake,
"Across the desert wide,
Oh, take this poor boy for my sake!"
And kiss'd the child and died.