Kenn Nesbitt

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Kenn Nesbitt is a children's poet[1]. He writes for poetry4kids.comand has had some of works compiled into childrens' books, listed below. He was born on February 20, 1962 in Berkeley, California. He grew up in Fresno and San Diego, California.

He is the author of several collections of humorous poetry for children, including The Aliens Have Landed at Our School and When the Teacher Isn't Looking. Kenn Nesbitt has collaborated with poet Linda Knaus on one collection of Christmas poems entitled Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney and with children's musician Eric Herman on several CDs. His poems also appear in numerous anthologies of humorous children's poetry. Nesbitt's writing often includes imagery of outrageous happenings, before ending on a realistic note. Being childrens' poems, many make fun of school life.

He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Ann, his son Max and his daughter Madison.


  • Nesbitt, K. (2007). Revenge of the Lunch Ladies: The Hilarious Book of School Poetry. Meadowbrook Press.
  • Nesbitt, K. and Knaus, L. (2006). Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney. Meadowbrook Press.
  • Nesbitt, K. (2005). When the Teacher Isn't Looking: And Other Funny School Poems. Meadowbrook Press.
  • Nesbitt, K. (2001). The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!.
  1. ^ Weekly Reader. (2007). "Poets Write Poems." In Weekly Reader Edition 2, Issue 22. Stamford, CT: Weekly Reader Corporation. p. 2

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