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I=92m sorry it=92s taken me so long to post a hit on suggestions for poetry for
I didn=92t get many responses, but the ones I got were terrific!  Thanks to Tony
and Melissa!
Katie Voss

-You hear me? : poems and writing by teenage boys / edited by Betsy Franco.
-Things I have to tell you : poems and writing by teenage girls / edited by
Betsy Franco
-With their eyes : September 11th : the view from a high school at ground zero
/ edited by
Annie Thoms
-What book!? : Buddha poems from beat to hiphop / edited by Gary Gach
-A lion's hunger : poems of first love / by Ann Turner
-Unsettling America : an anthology of contemporary multicultural poetry /
edited by Maria
Mazziotti Gillan
-Her blue body everything we know : earthling poems, 1965-1990 complete /
-A fire in my hands : a book of poems / Gary Soto.
-Fearless Fernie : hanging out with Fernie and me : poems / by Gary Soto
-Behind the wheel : poems about driving / Janet S. Wong.
-19 varieties of gazelle : poems of the Middle East / by Naomi Shihab Nye
-The inner city Mother Goose / Eve Merriam
-Sacred fire : poetry and prose / by Nancy Wood
-In search of color everywhere : a collection of African-American poetry /
edited by E.
Ethelbert Miller
-Laughing out loud, I fly : poems in English and Spanish / Juan Felipe Herrera
-Leaving Yuba City : new and selected poems / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
-Cool salsa : bilingual poems on growing up Hispanic in the United States /
edited by
Lori M. Carlson
-Slow dance heartbreak blues / Arnold Adoff
-Split image : a story in poems / Mel Glenn.
-Joyful noise : poems for two voices / Paul Fleischman
-Listen up! : spoken word poetry / edited by Zo=EB Anglesey
-The Brimstone journals / Ron Koertge
-The invisible ladder : an anthology of contemporary American poems for young
/ with the poet's own photos and commentary ; edited by Liz Rosenberg.
-Heart to heart : new poems inspired by twentieth-century American art /
edited by Jan

Also, Bronx Masquerade, a novel by Nikki Grimes, is about an inner city
English class
where the teacher has "open mike" day the last Friday of each month for the
students to
read their poems.
Tony Doyle, Librarian

_Blushing: expressions of love in poems and letters_ collected by Paul
which has great variety of poems and a cover that will attract teenaged
readers (ok,
probably girls)

also, I love the collection
_Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle_ for the excellent variety of
pre-teen and
teenage-level poetry. read aloud a few--wow.

the "Poetry for Young People" series features one author per book, 64 pages
illustrations--very non-threatening for readers.

Include Paul Laurence Dunbar, Frost, Dickinson, cummings, maya Angelou
Collected Peoms_)

also popular here for their size and teemage-freindliness are:
Movin': Teen Poets take voice, and Slam! (by Alloy)

These are good titles:
Dover pub: _Best remembered poems_
macrone. bursh up your poetry
harmon. the classic hundred poems
poetry out loud.
I am the darker brother: and anthology of modern poems by african americans

Melissa Altman Information Specialist/Librarian

Katie Voss, Librarian
St. Benedict High School
Chicago, IL

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