Artist-in-Residence hal evans Offers Zany Poetry for Young Readers

If Shel Silverstein, Ogden Nash, and the creators of Mad magazine held an open-mic audition, hal evans and Kevin Pope would steal the show.

Plum Street Publishers has acquired world rights to If I Weren't Me: A Menagerie in Poetry by hal evans, a poet, playwright, actor, and teacher. Through interactive performances, workshops professional development and presentation, evans brings curricula to life for 60,000 students and teachers annually.

Illuminated with zany mashups by illustrator Kevin Pope, evans leads his readers through a poetic menagerie, marching through a language-arts funhouse and adopting stances ranging from droll to comical to clever.

As they engage in evans’ infectiously zany wordplay, kids respond in kind, blissfully unaware that they are absorbing poetic structure, form, and technique.

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