Kenn Nesbitt

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Date of Birth February 20, 1962
Place of Birth Berkeley, California
Age 59 years old
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Kenn Nesbitt

Kenn Nesbitt is an American children's poet. On June 11, 2013 he was named Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. He was the last one to receive this title before the Poetry Foundation changed the name to Young People's Poet Laureate. He is a writer of humorous poetry for children, including the books My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Revenge of the Lunch Ladies. Nesbitt has collaborated with poet Linda Knaus on a 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. He wrote his first children's poem, "Scrawny Tawny Skinner", in 1994. In 1997, he decided to write his first poetry book, My Foot Fell Asleep, which was published in 1998.

About Kenn Nesbitt

American children's poet who was named the Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2013.

Kenn Nesbitt Before Fame

His first children's poem, Scrawny Tawny Skinner, was written in 1994.

Achievement of Kenn Nesbitt

He has collaborated with poet Linda Knaus on a collection of Christmas poems and with musician Eric Herman on several of his albums.

Kenn Nesbitt Family Life

He married and has two children.

Associations of Kenn Nesbitt

His poem The Tale Of The Sun And The Moon was used in the 2010 film Life as We Know It, starring Josh Duhamel.

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