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Movin': Teen Poets Take Voice
by Dave Johnson
For six years the New York Public Library has sponsored Poetry-in-the-Branches, an innovative workshop program that brings teen writers together with published adult poets to help the teens develop their own poetic voices. Here now are some of the best works to come from these workshops, and the themes are as diverse as the backgrounds of the writers themselves. Poems abou ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Orchard Books (NY)
(first published March 2000)
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This is an anthology of poems written by teenagers who were involved in poetry workshops at the New York Public Library (sponsored collaboratively with Poets House, a poetry center). In addition, some of the poems were submitted online to the library's website. The teens write about their real lives: math, shoes, moving, haircuts, jealousy. Black and white pen and ink drawings are scattered throughout the pages. This book would be great inspiration for budding adolescent and teen poets. (Gr. 5 a ...more
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