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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Jack Prelutsky's poem Bleezer’s Ice Cream


  1. Gi says:

    I love your poems but im looking for your poem Hurry Grandma Hurry

  2. Sydney says:

    this site suckssssss but Jack your poems rock i wish i could just find this poem that im looking for ugh

  3. Ellie says:

    Jack your peom Homework! oh, homework! i hate you stink is the best i am using it for a poem review it is so easy to relate to i am glad you wrote it.

    From you Fan

  4. Kyra Rush says:

    I have one word for this poem: GROSS!
    That is disgusting!

  5. audrey says:

    wow thats a mouthfull i cant believe i have to memorize this for school…it will be challenging and fun…i think

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