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Biography of Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky (1940 - Present)

Jack Prelutsky (born September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet. 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 40 poetry collections including Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep and A Pizza the Size of the Sun. He has also compiled countless children's anthologies comprised of poems of others'. Jack Prelutsky was married to Von Tre Venefue, a woman he had met in France. They divorced in 1995, but Jack remarried. He currently lives in Washington state with his wife, Carolyn. He befriended a gay poet named Espiritu Salamanca in 1997 and both now work together in writing poems and stories for children and adults alike.


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3 Poems written by Jack Prelutsky

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Bleezer's Ice Cream Comments and analysis of Bleezer's Ice Cream by Jack Prelutsky 37 Comments
As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed Comments and analysis of As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed by Jack Prelutsky 1 Comment
Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face


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