Poetry speaks who I am

Format: Print Book 2010
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From the creators of the New York Times bestseller Poetry Speaks to Children, comes this inspirational anthology book of poems for middle grade readers.

Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable poems for teen boys and girls, making it the perfect addition to any classroom. With poems about who teens are and who they are becoming, they'll find poems that make them laugh, that make them angry, or poems that speak directly to them.

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.
Eternity / Jason Shinder
Perhaps the world ends here / Joy Harjo
Still I rise / Maya Angelou
Cinderella's diary / Ron Koertge
Vampire's serenade / Dana Gioia
Alone / Edgar Allan Poe
Alone / Siegfried Sassoon
Caroline / Allison Joseph
"What are friends for..." / Rosellen Brown
I loved my friend / Langston Hughes
In the fifth-grade locker room / Rebecca Lauren
Bra shopping / Parneshia Jones
Blood charm / Annie Finch
Pause / Nikki Grimes
The delight song of Tsoai-talee / N. Scott Momaday
Indian education / Sherman Alexie
One art / Elizabeth Bishop
Here / Arthur Sze
Haiku / Sonia Sanchez
Good girl / Molly Peacock
Bad boats / Laura Jensen
No images / Waring Cuney
won't you celebrate with me / Lucille Clifton
What I'm telling you / Elizabeth Alexander
How I learned to sweep / Julia Alvarez
Sonnet 130 / William Shakespeare
Litany / Billy Collins
A teenage couple / Brad Leithauser
Free period / David Yezzi
Zodiac / Elizabeth Alexander
The Skokie theater / Edward Hirsch
Valentine / Wendy Cope
An angry Valentine / Myra Cohn Livingston
What great grief has made the empress mute / June Jordan
Mad girl's love song / Sylvia Plath
How we heard the name / Alan Dugan
The gladiator / Kevin Prufer
Worth / Marilyn Nelson
I am a Black / Gwendolyn Brooks
Lost sister / Cathy Song
Flash cards / Rita Dove
Arithmetic / Carl Sandburg
Dream variations / Langston Hughes
Dreams / Langston Hughes
Blackberry-picking / Seamus Heaney
Manners / Elizabeth Bishop
Mascara / Elizabeth Bishop
from For a girl beginning / Joy Harjo
Every day it is always there / Rainy Ortiz
Dear Mama (4) / Wanda Coleman
A boy in a bed in the dark / Brad Sachs
The talk / Sharon Olds
A small poem / Calvin Forbes
Fears of the eighth grade / Toi Derricotte
When I have fears that I may cease to be / John Keats
Death of a snowman / Vernon Scannell
Oatmeal / Galway Kinnell
Eating poetry / Mark Strand
The bagel / David Ignatow
Hope is the thing with feathers / Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking / Emily Dickinson
The Duke's castle / John Fuller
Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley
The sacred / Stephen Dunn
The road not taken / Robert Frost
Prowess / Samuel Menashe
What we might be, what we are / X.J. Kennedy
Sideman / Paul Muldoon
XVIII. Oh, when I was in love with you / A.E. Housman
Sometimes with one I love / Walt Whitman
In the desert / Stephen Crane
Annabel Lee / Edgar Allan Poe
The summer of black widows / Sherman Alexie
Permanently / Kenneth Koch
A dog on his master / Billy Collins
Mowing / Midge Goldberg
Seal / William Jay Smith
Seahorses / Brad Leithauser
So far / Naomi Shihab Nye
The germ / Ogden Nash
Baseball / Bill Zavatsky
Poetry slalom / Mary Jo Salter
How I discovered poetry / Marilyn Nelson
Used book shop / X.J. Kennedy
The survivor / Marilyn Chin
New clothes / Kay Ryan
Mediation / Kim Stafford
A fable / Louise Glück
Houses / Nancy Willard
Snowmen / Agha Shahid Ali
The floral apron / Marilyn Chin
Abuelito who / Sandra Cisneros
Legacies / Nikki Giovanni
Instead of her own / Molly Peacock
Tia Chucha / Luis J. Rodriguez
The adversary / Phyllis McGinley
What your mother tells you now / Mitsuye Yamada
33 / Philip Schultz
49 / Philip Schultz
What are heavy? / Christina Rossetti
The wind / Sara Teasdale
Acquainted with the night / Robert Frost
When you are old / W.B. Yeats
"Nobody can counsel and help you" / Rainer Maria Rilke
"Live a while in these books" / Rainer Maria Rilke
Here yet be dragons / Lucille Clifton
Sedna / Kimiko Hahn
The writer / Richard Wilbur.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From baseball to first kisses to family, friends, community, love, and anger, the subjects in the 108 poems that make up this lively anthology will appeal to young people. The editors mix classic and contemporary selections, from Langston Hughes' I Loved My Friend and Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken to Sherman Alexie's Indian Education and Julia Alvarez's How I Learned to Sweep, and the spacious, inviting design will encourage teens to dip in, browse, and then linger. Another draw is the accompanying audio CD, on which many poets read their own work. Kids will recognize the familiar scenes in many poems, such as the torture of bra shopping for the first time and the fun of browsing in a used book store. Just as compelling are the selections by Shakespeare, Rilke, Dickinson, Whitman, and other classic poets. This makes a strong companion to poetry collections for youth compiled by Ruth Gordon, Paul Janeczko, and Naomi Shihab Nye.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This addition to the Poetry Speaks series aims at middle-grade readers with more than 100 strikingly diverse poems by writers including Poe, Frost, Nikki Giovanni, and Sandra Cisneros. The works are slotted together in mindful thematic order, beside occasional spot art. In Rosellen Brown's untitled poem, she reflects, "Nothing. They are for nothing, friends,/ I think. All they do in the end-they touch you. They fill you like music." Just opposite, is Langston Hughes's "I Loved My Friend": "I loved my friend./ He went away from me./ There's nothing more to say./ The poem ends,/ Soft as it began-I loved my friend." Pairing a contemporary poem like Toi Derricotte's "Fears of the Eighth Grade" alongside Keats's "When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be," results in a refreshing lack of literary hierarchy that enables disparate works to build and reflect upon one another. An accompanying CD features recordings of 44 of the poems, and blank lined pages at the end allow readers to integrate their voices into the chorus. A sound and rewarding introduction to the joys of poetry. Ages 9-12. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Poetry -- Collections.
Publisher Naperville, Ill. :Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,2010
Contributors Paschen, Elise.
Language English
Notes "Hear the poets read their own work"--Cover.
"Poems of discovery, inspiration, independence, and everything else"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description 136 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc.
ISBN 9781402210747 (hbk.)
1402210744 (hbk.)
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