Matt has also been an actor, copy writer, DJ, country dance instructor, news reporter, cook, telemarketer, ice cream scooper, and photography salesman, but he was hooked on poetry after discovering it in high school. Matt’s children’s poetry can be found in anthologies, journals, and magazines including The National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry and The Poetry of US (National Geographic Children’s Books), Lee Bennett Hopkins’ School People (Boyds Mills Press), and “Highlights for Children.” Meanwhile, his debut picture book, Flashlight Night (Boyds Mills Press), received a starred review from Kirkus, national critical praise, and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the Best Picture Books for Kids of 2017. His picture book Don’t Ask a Dinosaur (Pow! Kids Books) also received numerous positive reviews.
Matt Forrest Esenwine
Location: Warner, NH
Programs: Author/Illustrator Presentations, Early Elementary (K-2), Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Preschool, Writing Workshops