Poetry Speaks Who I Am with CD: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else (A Poetry Speaks Experience)
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 grit...more
You have Langston Hughes, Edgar Allen Poe, Maya Angelou and Percy Bysshe Shelley mixed in with more current writers like Sherman Alexie and Nikki Giovanni. The editors chose perfect poems from the past that, despit...more
Here are my Top Ten (okay, 13) favorites from this anthology.
1. The Writer - Richard Wilbur, p. 135-6
2. When You Are Old - W.B. Yeats, p. 129
3. What Are Heavy? Christina Rossetti p.126
4. Houses - Nancy Willard, p. 114
5. Permanently - Kenneth Koch, p. 94
6. In the Desert - Stephen Crane, p. 89
7. If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking - Emily Dick...more
Poetry Speaks Who I Am has many poems that will apply to every feeling and thought, put words to what we can’t find words for, and prove that yes,...more
This collection of poems explores various themes including simple truths and profo...more
Poetry Speaks Who I Am is a wonderful book, this is type of tool I wish I had back when I was learning about poetry. In this book there are some of the greatest poets and some of my favorites....more
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Some of my favorite...more
"This is not a poetry anthology for adults, for children, for classroom study, or for required memorization and re...more
The authors of this novel definitely had t...more
“[Paschen says,:] For me this poetry is life altering. It’s gritty. It’s difficult. And it hurts in all the ways that growing hurts. It’s meant to be visceral and imme...more
Poetry Speaks Who I Am
This is a collection of free verse poems written by teenagers. They write about thing that happened to them. Like a crush they had and even how they felt when they were depressed. In this book teens write what they think poetry really is. Too everyone it’s different.
I like that in this book you get to read what teens think poetry really is. I also like that there is a CD included with this book so you c...more
Rating: **** Poetry Speaks Who I Am has more than 100 poems about “you, who you are, and who you are becoming.” There are a variety of poems written by a range of poets, both classic and contemporary. The poems are about a variety of topics geared towards adolescents. The accompanying CD features many of the poets reading their own work.
Summary: This book and CD collection of poems tells about life as an adolescent. The poems are both serious and funny, and they include topics such...more
Comes with a great audio cd too.
I have many favorites. Here are two of them:
"A Teenage Couple" -by Brad Leithauser
He said, or she said
(Desperate to have their say),
You know, we may not last forever....
And on that unthinkable day
(She said, or he said--
Somebody needed to know),
Who will be the last to turn and look
After we'd agreed to go
Our separate ways?
(Which one, that is, will be the one
To watch the other hobbling off,
Black against the sun?)
What I thought: There is a need for this type of collection. I agree wholeheartedly with Elise Paschen's introduction. When I was a teen, I was reading the oldies like Frost and Dickinson. I wrote poetry and found m...more
Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Hurjo
I Loved My Friend by Langston Hughes
Mad Girls's Love Song by Sylvia Plath
Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney
Hope is the Thing with Feathers by Emily Dickinson
Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Sideman by Paul Muldoon
Permanently by Kenneth Koch
Used Book Shop by X.J. Kennedy
I didn't listening to the cd of the poets reading their works. Maybe sometime later. But overall some real well written poetry.