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Poem-a-day : 365 poems for every occasion

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For 80 years, the Academy of American Poets has been one of the most influential and respected champions of contemporary American poetry. Through their successful Poem-a-Day online program, the Academy continues to celebrate verse by delivering poems to thousands of e-mail subscribers each morning. Now for the first time, the poems selected by the Academy for this program are available in book form so that they can be collected and savored. Loosely organized according to the flow and themes of the seasons (for example, the month of February includes poems on love, lust, and heartache), this substantial volume is designed to encourage the daily practice of reading poetry. A thematic index is included so that poems can be sought out for popular occasions such as marriage, graduation, and holidays, or enjoyed any day of the year.


Pop sonnets : Shakespearean spins on your favorite songs

Didriksen, Erik, author.


The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in 'Pop Sonnets,' a collection of 100 classic pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets. All your favorite songs are here, including hits by Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, and many others. With stirring sentiments on everything from love and despair to wanton women, 'Pop Sonnets' offers inspirational verse for every occasion.


When thunder comes : poems for civil rights leaders

Lewis, J. Patrick.

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A collection of poetry inspired by various leaders of civil rights. Featuring Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Includes brief descriptions of each leader at the end of the book.


Grumbles from the forest : fairy-tale voices with a twist : poems

Yolen, Jane.

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What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results. The Princess claims all those mattresses kept her awake?not a silly pea?while the poor pea complains that the princess snores. One Snow White begs the witch to settle by the bay and throw that mirror away. Another boldly tells the mirror she ?won?t be guided by a glass that?s so one-sided.? Grumbles from the Forest is a bewitching brew of voices?grumbling, pleading, bragging, reminiscing, confiding?that bubbles with magic and wonder. The spectacular paintings that tie the poems together are full of surprise and intrigue. This stunning collection includes end notes that briefly describe the tales and their history and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives.


Borrowed names : poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and their daughters

Atkins, Jeannine, 1953-

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As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. Sarah Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, A'Lelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irene too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner. Borrowed names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.


I can't keep my own secrets : six-word memoirs by teens famous & obscure : from Smith magazine

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This is a book with over 600 authors (all aged thirteen to nineteen) and 600 characters (all real, as far as we know) and 800 stories (which can be read in any order). What every story has in common is that each was written about the author's own life, and that each is the exact same length: six words.


Poetry speaks: who I am


Poetry can be life altering. It can be gritty and difficult. It can be hilarious or heart-breaking. And it's meant to be experienced, so we've included a CD on which you'll hear 44 poems, 39 of which are original recordings-you'll only find them here.


Walking on earth & touching the sky : poetry and prose by Lakota youth at Red Cloud Indian School


Collects poetry written by Lakota students at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota on such topics as the history of oral tradition, the struggles of everyday life, and their personal connections to the natural world.


Indivisible : poems for social justice


This anthology includes over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society.


Leave this song behind : teen poetry at its best

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This anthology of poems written by teens was selected and assembled from the 27 years of submissions to Teen Ink magazine.


My letter to the world and other poems

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.


Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems reinterpreted for todays readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions.


Love : selected poems

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.


This collection of poems by E. E. Cummings explores all the terrains of love, lust, romance and seduction. Accompanied by the electrifying art work of Christopher Myers, this is the token for readers of all ages to share with their loved one or the one the intend to seduce!


Poems from Homeroom : a Writer's Place to Start

Appelt, Kathi


A collection of original poems and creative writing exercises that will inspire teens to write about their own lives. ""Since the very beginnings of the human race, we've been gathering in circles and telling stories because beyond the physical needs for food, water, clean air, and security, one of our most basic yearnings is to express ourselves, to share what we know, what we dream, what we imagine, and what we feel.""


How to (un)cage a girl : poems

Block, Francesca Lia.


A celebration of girls and women in a three part poetry collection that is powerful, hopeful, authentic, and universal.


Dizzy in your eyes : poems about love

Mora, Pat.

TEEN 811.54 MORA original collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart's desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her own world; the guy who leaves flowers on the windshield of the girl he likes. Each of the teens in these 50 original poems, written using a variety of poetic forms, will be recognizable to the reader as the universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the pages in these gracefully told verses.


How I discovered poetry

Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- author.


The author reflects on her childhood in the 1950s and her development as an artist and young woman through fifty poems that consider such influences as the Civil Rights Movement, the "Red Scare" era, and the feminist movement.


Partly cloudy : poems of love and longing

Soto, Gary.

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Poet Gary Soto captures the voices of young people as they venture toward their first kiss, brood over bruised hearts, and feel the thrill of first love.


Blue Lipstick : Concrete Poems

Grandits, John.


A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical and not so typical teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable.


Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty

Heppermann, Christine.


Christine Heppermann's powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White's cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends.


To this day : for the bullied and beautiful

Koyczan, Shane.L., 1976- author.


An authentic rallying cry for anyone who has been affected by bullying. In February 2013, Shane Koyczan's passionate anti-bullying poem "To This Day" electrified the world. An animated video of the lyric narrative went viral, racking up over 12 million hits to date and inspiring an international movement against bullying in schools. Shane later performed the piece to sustained applause on the stage of the 2013 annual TED Conference. Now this extraordinary work has been adapted into an equally moving and visually arresting book. Thirty international artists, as diverse as they are talented, have been inspired to create exceptional art to accompany "To This Day." Each page is a vibrant collage of images, colors and words that will resonate powerfully with anyone who has experienced bullying themselves, whether as a victim, observer, or participant.


Literally disturbed : tales to keep you up at night

Winters, Ben H., author.


A collection of thirty poems includes rhyming tales featuring zombies, vampires, and other unearthly beings.


Please excuse this poem : 100 new poets for the next generation


One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now --full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms.


Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25

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They are inspiring talented stunning remarkable wise They are also fearless depressed hilarious impatient in love out of love pissed off And they want you to let them in.


You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys

Flake, Sharon.


This collection of original stories and poems provides rare insight into the minds of adolescent African American boys. There’s Tow-Kaye, getting married at age seventeen to the love of his life, who’s pregnant. James writes in his diary about his twin brother’s terrible secret, while Tyler explains what it’s like to be a player with the ladies. And Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Sharon G. Flake’s talent for telling it like it is will leave readers thinking differently, feeling deeply, and definitely wanting more.


Steampunk Poe

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.


Presents a collection of Poe's short stories and poems, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Raven," accompanied by steampunk-inspired illustrations.


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