Lee Bennett Hopkins

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LEE BENNETT HOPKINS is a distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist whose poetry collections include the highly acclaimed Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry, illustrated by Peter Fiore, and My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, and America at War, both illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Mr. Hopkins’s numerous awards include the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “lasting contributions to children’s literature” and both the Christopher Award and a Golden Kite Honor for his verse novel Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

Photograph by Charles J Egita Photo

Lee Bennett Hopkins

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LEE BENNETT HOPKINS is a distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist whose poetry collections include the highly acclaimed Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry, illustrated by Peter Fiore, and My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, and America at War, both illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Mr. Hopkins’s numerous awards include the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “lasting contributions to children’s literature” and both the Christopher Award and a Golden Kite Honor for his verse novel Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

Photograph by Charles J Egita Photo

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Lee Bennett Hopkins
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Shopping.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I look forward to this.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barbra Streisand

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. It would be Walt Whitman. I woulld thank him for his bravery, outspokenness, tenacity, and stick-to-it-ness.

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