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Biography and downloadable photos that can be used without permission:

Short Biography

Joyce Sidman is the winner of the 2013 NCTE Award for Excellence in Children's Poetry, which is given every two years to a living American poet in recognition of his or her aggregate work. She is the author of many award-winning children’s poetry books, including the Newbery Honor-winning Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, and two Caldecott Honor books: Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems (also a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award winner) and Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors (which won the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award). She teaches poetry writing to school children and participates in many national poetry events. Her recent book, What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings, has been critically acclaimed and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Joyce lives with her husband and dog near a large woodland in Wayzata, Minnesota.

Interviews online:

Interview by Mackin Educational Resources

Galley Cat interview

Feature article from Star Tribune

School Library Journal's "Under Cover” 

Article about Joyce and her work in NCTE’s Language Arts journal

How Joyce works with her editor in NERAJ

Author Focus article on Bringing Books to Life! blog

No Water River interview and poem-reading video

Seven Impossible Things blog interview & artwork

Joyce accepts the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award (video) 

Cybils Poetry Award interview

Downloadable Photos 

J Sidman 1

5133 x 3422, 6.4 MB   © Katherine Warde

JS HR 15

3407 x 5110, 6.8 MB  © Katherine Warde

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