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Jack Prelutsky
Jack Prelutsky (born September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet noted for his children's poems. He attended New York public schools, and later the High School of Music and Art and Hunter College. Prelutsky, who has also worked as a busboy, furniture mover, folk singer, and cab driver, claims that he hated poetry in grade school because of the way it was taught. He is the author of more than 50 poetry collections including Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep (1976), The Mean Old Mean Hyena (1978), and Something BIG Has Been Here (1990) . He has also compiled numerous children's anthologies comprising poems of others. In 2006, the Poetry Foundation named Prelutsky the inaugural winner of the Children’s Poet Laureate award. He currently lives in Queen Anne, Washington with his wife, Carolynn. He has also lived in Manhattan, Alberquerque, and Boston. He says that he plans on living in other cities as well. Jack Prelutsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and motivated poets in recent history. He loves writing poetry and he plans on continuing to write for all of the wonderful children of the world. However, his poems are also meaningful on the adult level. The symbolism abounds in all his writings.

bleezer's ice cream
I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
there are flavors in my freezer... [read poem]
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