Short, even very short, profound, thoughtful, hilarious, satirical and critical, poetry is an art form, a means of conveying thought and communicating that resonates with curious young minds, eager to discover the world around them, and especially, in search of authentic meaning.
This international Round Table looks at poetry for young readers. Many aspects of the genre will be discussed: from contemporary poets to the place of poetry on today’s publishing scene, from poems for the very young to those for adolescents. But also whether rules exist for poetry targeting young audiences and whether experimentation has a role to play. This discussion takes a deep dive into the world of poetry for young readers, the subject of the 2021 Special Category of the BolognaRagazzi Award.