Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thomas' Poetry's Playground Nominated for Prestigious Award

Joseph Thomas' Poetry's Playground has been nominated for the History of Education Society's (HES) 2008 Outstanding Book Award. This award of $1,000 is made annually to an author whose published book best represents the values of HES.

HES is an international scholarly society whose purpose is, among other noble causes, to promote the teaching of the history of education at colleges and universities. The fact that Thomas has been nominated for this award is indicative that his book represents their core values. Poetry's Playground examines children's poetry within the world adult poetic discourses.

If selected Thomas will be in the illustrious company of 2007 winner Catherine Kerrison, writer of Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South (Cornell University Press, 2006).

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