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The Best American Poetry 2004
3.43
it was ok
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
 
Drive, They Said: Poems about Americans and Their Cars
4.16
As with all collections, a mixed bag of soup and nuts. Some truly beautiful, many so-so. A thematic thread - autos/road trips - unites them all. As hi ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 12, 2015
 
Jimmy & Rita
3.97
liked it
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
 
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day
4.13
really liked it
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
 
Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine
4.30
really liked it
At a slim 64 poems, this collection is still worthwhile. Most fit on one page. There are examples of several forms and approaches. All were accessible ...more
Dec 30, 2016
Dec 30, 2016
 
The Poets Laureate Anthology
4.31
really liked it
As an anthology, this is a curious bag that ranges over time and tastes. By definition, all of the writers here are accomplished and reasonably well k ...more
Aug 16, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
 
Milk and Honey
4.19
liked it
Despite the frequent reports of its death, poetry keeps bubbling along. This volume came to my attention becuse my high school students were passing i ...more
Aug 19, 2016
Aug 19, 2016
 
The 100 Best African American Poems
4.18
really liked it
For devoted poetry readers or scholars of African American culture, this isn't anything shocking. The expected choir assembles: Langston Hughes, Count ...more
Nov 11, 2016
May 22, 2016
 
Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion
3.95
really liked it
A solid collection of poetry, mostly contemporary, but with some 'classics' as well. Broken into twelve sections, one for each month of the year. The ...more
Sep 22, 2016
May 05, 2016
 
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
3.62
really liked it
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)
3.56
liked it
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
 
I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: A Book of Her Poems  His Poems Collected in Pairs
3.97
really liked it
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
 
Poem a Day: Vol. 2: A Wide Range of Classic and Modern Poems
4.00
it was ok
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
 
Good Poems
4.19
really liked it
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
4.36
really liked it
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
 
The Spoken Word Revolution (slam, hip hop & the poetry of a new generation)
4.03
really liked it
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
 
What Are Big Girls Made Of?: Poems
4.07
liked it
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 Vintage Book of African American Poetry
4.09
really liked it
A fine survey of interesting poets. Most are represented with several examples, along with some biographical information.
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
Verse & Universe: Poems about Science and Mathematics
3.88
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Jun 12, 2015
 
Hoodwinked
4.14
None
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Oct 15, 2011
 
Haiku for the Single Girl
3.60
None
not set
Dec 01, 2011
 
Seriously Funny: Poems about Love, Death, Religion, Art, Politics, Sex, and Everything Else
3.94
None
not set
Sep 02, 2012
 
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry
4.09
really liked it
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Jan 2004
Apr 01, 2008
 
Dogku
4.03
None
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Jan 08, 2009
 
Being Alive
4.48
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not set
Apr 03, 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)
3.75
really liked it
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May 12, 2014
 
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Best American Poetry)
3.74
liked it
None
Jan 2006
May 15, 2008
 
I Wrote This For You: Just the Words
4.22
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Nov 02, 2014
 
The McSweeney's Book of Poets Picking Poets
3.93
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Apr 13, 2015
 
Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
3.60
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May 13, 2015
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