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Jimmy & Rita
3.94
Unlike many verse novels, this stands up as poetry. At less than 90 pages, the story is a thin slice of the lives of Rita and Jimmy, who live hard liv ...more
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
The Best American Poetry 2004
3.47
As a high school teacher, I use the Best American Poetry volumes as sources for contemporary poetry to share with students. Some yield more fruit than ...more
Jul 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
 
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day
4.09
I've enjoyed using Collins' earlier collection, Poetry 180 in my high school classes. This volume offers a similar sensibility: accessible poetry that ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 01, 2008
 
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
3.78
A sharp collection of poems, stitching together fairy tales and themes of girlhood, coming of age, and more. Many of the poems stunned or shocked a li ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
 
The Best American Poetry 2008 (Best American Poetry)
3.59
While these are well crafted poems, I found this collection to be so-so. I'm not a devoted poetry follower, so these 75 poems are my best effort at ke ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Sep 01, 2008
 
Poem a Day: Vol. 2: A Wide Range of Classic and Modern Poems
3.97
A fairly standard collection of poetry classics; the informational text beneath each poem is useful. But this is for novices who like poetry enough to ...more
Jan 2004
May 15, 2008
 
I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: A Book of Her Poems & His Poems Collected in Pairs
3.89
The pairings can be quite interesting. The 'hit' to 'miss' ratio in this was a little high for me, but it is especially good for showing students how ...more
Jan 2000
May 08, 2008
 
Good Poems
4.21
While this is not the best single starter volume available - that I'll give to Astley's Staying Alive - it is very good. There are a range of older an ...more
Jan 2004
Apr 01, 2008
 
Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
4.40
If you are new to poetry and want something deep enough to sustain you for a while, but accessible, this is the anthology for you. Great poems, famous ...more
Jan 2005
Apr 01, 2008
 
What Are Big Girls Made Of?: Poems
4.12
Piercy isn't my favorite, although she has mad skills and makes lots of other folks tingle. This volume holds the often cited "Rape Poem."
Jan 2002
May 09, 2008
 
The Spoken Word Revolution (slam, hip hop & the poetry of a new generation)
4.07
A good place for a survey of spoken-word pieces. The accompanying disc is good, though not a complete roster of poems from the book.
Jan 2006
May 15, 2008
 
Dogku
3.98
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Jan 08, 2009
 
Poetry for Dummies
3.68
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Jan 2005
Jul 21, 2008
 
Being Alive
4.52
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Apr 03, 2008
 
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Best American Poetry)
3.74
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Jan 2006
May 15, 2008
 
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
3.97
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Jan 1997
Jul 15, 2008
 
Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets
4.53
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Feb 06, 2011
 
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls
3.81
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Apr 22, 2011
 
Indigo
4.33
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Aug 12, 2011
 
Haiku for the Single Girl
3.65
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Dec 01, 2011
 
Seriously Funny: Poems about Love, Death, Religion, Art, Politics, Sex, and Everything Else
3.90
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Sep 02, 2012
 
Poem a Day, Vol. 1
4.09
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May 15, 2008
 
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry
4.04
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Feb 27, 2014
 
Good Poems for Hard Times
4.11
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Jan 2006
Apr 01, 2008
 
The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School (grades 6-8), Common Core Edition: Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA)
3.33
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May 12, 2014
 
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry
4.09
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Jan 2004
Apr 01, 2008
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