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The Trouble With Poetry - And Other Poems by Billy Collins
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I just bought $300 worth of books for my classroom library and one area I focused on was getting more poetry books for my sophomores to use for their up coming unit. Sadly, the bookstore I was at had a pitiful section, yet I was able to find this book by a poet I wanted to represent.

I picked it up to read during their writing time because it is something easy to come and go from as well as being inspired by just finishing a book by Karen Hesse and watching my students continue to check out poetry fiction. Some of the poems I enjoyed, but I wasn't in love with any of them. I like how Collins tends to end a poem with a thought provoking connection or image or when his poems are funny (I don't see funny adult poems often).
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December 10, 2008 – Shelved
December 12, 2008 –
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