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The Body Eclectic: An Anthology of Poems

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The first poetry anthology for teens to address one of their foremost concerns-the body.

Experienced anthologist and teacher Patrice Vecchione has put together an immensely powerful group of poems, all of which address a unifying theme of major interest to teens-the body. Drawing on poems both serious and silly and poets from Shakespeare to Lucille Clifton, The Body Eclecti
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Feb 27, 2012 Anne rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I gave the Body Eclectic a three star rating because although I enjoyed the book, it felt somewhat disjointed. I think the editor's choices of what to include were interesting and thought provoking but for a young reader I think a little more organization could have gone a long way. For example, maybe instead of making it one long compilation, try breaking it up into thematic sections.

Since this book is a compilation of poetry, it would be impossible to summarize the plot. I will however mentio
These unusual poems celebrate all parts of the human body.
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Patrice Vecchione is the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life, as well as two books of poetry. She is also the editor of many highly acclaimed anthologies for children, young adults and adults. Vecchione has taught creative writing and collage workshops at universities, libraries, in community and spiritual centers, including Esalen Institute, and privately for over thirty years. She also teac ...more
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