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Poetry Speaks Who I Am

100 Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else for Teens (A Poetry Speaks Experience, Includes CD)

$19.99
March 2010 9781402210747

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Overview

From Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Elise Paschen, creators of the now-classic New York Times bestseller Poetry Speaks to Children, comes this ultimate teen inspiration anthology book of poems for middle grade readers in a dynamic book-plus-CD format.

An amazing poem books for teen girls and boys, Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable poems about you, who you are, and who you are becoming. Dive in-find the poem you love, the one that makes you angry, the one that makes you laugh, the one that knocks the wind out of you, and become a part of Poetry Speaks Who I Am by adding your own inside the book.

Poetry can be life altering. It can be gritty and difficult. It can be hilarious or heart-breaking. And it's meant to be experienced, so we've included a CD on which you'll hear 44 poems, 39 of which are original recordings—you'll only find them here. You'll hear poets both classic and contemporary, well-known and refreshingly new, including:
  • Dana Gioia expresses the hunger of a "Vampire's Serenade"
  • Elizabeth Alexander waits for that second kiss in "Zodiac"
  • Langston Hughes flings his arms wide in "Dream Variations"
  • Marilyn Nelson reads to her class in "How I Discovered Poetry"
  • Paul Muldoon's poem "Sideman," brought loudly to life by the band Rackett
  • And 39 more poems that are immediate and vibrant
  • From Lucille Clifton's "Here Yet Be Dragons" to Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" to "Tia Chucha," by Luis J. Rodriguez, Poetry Speaks Who I Am is a poetry for young people collection that is dynamic, accessible, challenging, classic, edgy, and ultimately not quite perfect. Just like you. If you're lucky, it'll serve as a gateway to a lifetime lived with poetry. At the very least, it'll be a good time. Dive in, and happy hunting.

    Product Details

    • Hardcover
    • Size: 6 in x 8.50 in
    • Pages: 176
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