Friday, April 7th, 2017
Jack Prelutsky was born in 1940 in the Bronx. He had no youthful aspirations of being a poet, much less a prolific and much-loved children's poet. In fact, he was less than fond of school in general, and, thanks to an unenthusiastic teacher, he had a particular dislike of poetry. Prelutsky says his teacher "left me with the impression that poetry was the literary equivalent of liver. I was told it was good for me, but I wasn’t convinced."