Poetry Speaks to Children

ISBN-10: 1402203292

ISBN-13: 9781402203299

Edition: 2005

Authors: Elise Paschen, Billy Collins, Nikki Giovanni, Judy Love, Wendy Rasmussen

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In the tradition of Poetry Speaks, the anthology named a Best Book of 2002 by School Library Journal, and praised by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as ?a volume to delight longtime lovers of poetry and to spark new love for poetry, especially among the young, ? Sourcebooks MediaFusion is proud to introduce the joy of the written and spoken word in Poetry Speaks to Children. Poetry Speaks to Children reaches into the world of poetry and pulls out the elements children love: rhyme, rhythm, fun and, every once in a while, a little mischief. Illustrated in color throughout, Poetry Speaks to Children is designed for children ages six to eleven. Featuring more than 100 poems-50 of them brought to life on CD-ranging from Gwendolyn Brooks to Ogden Nash, Billy Collins to J.R.R. Tolkien, the book and CD will allow children (and parents!) to read and listen simultaneously.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 112
Size: 11.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Elise Paschen was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. While an undergraduate at Harvard, she was awarded the Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal and the Joan Grey Untermyer Poetry Prize. Elise received her M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees in 20th Century British and American Literature at Oxford University where she co-founded Oxford Poetry. Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America from 1988 until 2001, she is the co-founder of Poetry in Motion. Paschen was the featured Illinois poet at the National Book Festival sponsored by the Library of Congress in September 2006. Elise Paschen is the author of Bestiary (Red Hen Press, 2009), Infidelities (Story Line Press, 1996), winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, and Houses: Coasts (Oxford: Sycamore Press). Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies and she is editor of The New York Times best-selling anthology Poetry Speaks to Children and Poetry Speaks Who I Am (Sourcebooks). Dr. Paschen serves as Poet Laureate of Three Oaks, Michigan and teaches in the MFA Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their two children.

Billy Collins has published six collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, his latest, sold more than 25,000 copies in its first year. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. He was named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2000.

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most prominent black poets of her generation. Born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., she graduated from Fisk University and later studied at Columbia University. Giovanni creates strongly written poems to convey messages of love, frustration, alienation, and the black experience. She gained national fame with the publication of Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement in 1970. Full of the spirit of the black community during this era, her works captured the anger and frustration of many of its members. Giovanni has been the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. She has taught English at Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Queens College and has given frequent poetry readings. She is also known for several sound recordings of her poetry, including Truth Is On Its Way. She has also been a Professor of English at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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The First Book
The Quarrel
Letter to Bee
Hurt No Living Thing
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves
from "The Adventures of Isabel"
On a Flimmering Floom You Shall Ride
El Chicle
The Dentist and the Crocodile
Bear Song
Mrs. Mitchell's Underwear
Okay, Brown Girl, Okay
Vowel Owl (Roger)
Magic Words
The Unwritten
Crayons: A Rainbow Poem
Knitted Things
from Macbeth
Frodo's Song in Bree
Eagle Poem
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
I Rise, I Rise
Verses from "The Elephant's Child"
Alphabets, Part 1
John Smith and his Son, John Smith
About the Teeth of Sharks
Dinosaur Diets
My Sister Saw a Dinosaur
At Last
Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highness
Hide and Seek
Every Time I Climb a Tree
The Reason I Like Chocolate
Good Luck Gold
The Secret Song
The Question
First Grade
Art Class
How to Paint a Donkey
Daddy Fell Into the Pond
Working with Mother
A Faery Song
The Unicorn
The Lion and the Lily
hist whist
The Ghost and Jenny Jemima
from "The Raven"
Sheep Party
Jamaican Song
Halfway Down
Count to Ten and We'll Be There
opposite poem 4
opposite poems 7 and 20
from "The Tale of Custard the Dragon"
Good Hot Dogs
Lies, All Lies
Which is the Best?
Casey at the Bat
The Testing Tree, Part 1
Skating in the Wind
A Poem for Jesse
To P.J.
The Sun has a Tail
Knoxville, Tennessee
I Am Cherry Aliv
The Tyger
Conversation with a Mouse
On Turning Ten
How to Stay Up Late
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Two in Bed
The Land of Counterpane
from "The Bed Book"
The Coming of Teddy Bears
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