Poetry Speaks Who I Am Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else

ISBN-10: 1402210744

ISBN-13: 9781402210747

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From Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Elise Paschen, and Dominique Raccah creators of the now-classic New York Times bestsellers Poetry Speaks and Poetry Speaks to Children Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable selections for ages 12-14 from a wide variety of poets. From Collins to Dickinson to Grimes to Komunyakaa and beyond, this anthology features both classic and contemporary selections and includes an audio CD with poets reading their own work. A journey of discovery through remarkable poets including: Gwendolyn Brooks Samuel Taylor Coleridge Billy Collins E. E. Cummings Emily Dickinson Robert Frost Langston Hughes John Keats Ogden Nash Sylvia Plath Edgar Allan Poe Percy Bysshe Shelley Richard Wilbur Walt Whitman W. B. Yeats Molly Peacock Seamus Heaney Paul Muldoon X. J. Kennedy Advisors: Elizabeth Alexander Joy Harjo Brad Leithauser
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List price: $27.99
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
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.

Dominique Raccah is the president and founder of Sourcebooks. She lives in Naperville, Illinois.

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Poem titles/authors
Perhaps the World Ends Here
Still I Rise
Cinderella's Diary
Vampire's Serenade
"What are friends for...?
I Loved My Friend
In the Fifth-Grade Locker Room
Bra Shopping
Blood Charm
The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee
Indian Education
One Art
Good Girl
Bad Boats
No Images
won't you celebrate with me
What I'm telling you
How I Learned to Sweep
Sonnet 130
A Teenage Couple
Free Period
The Skokie Theatre
An Angry Valentine
What Great Grief Has Made the Empress Mute
Mad Girl's Love Song
How We Heard the Name
The Gladiator
I Am A Black
Lost Sister
Flash Cards
Dream Variations
from For a Girl Becoming
Every Day It Is Always There
Dear Mama (4)
A Boy in a Bed in the Dark
The Talk
A Small Poem
Fears of the Eighth Grade
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Death of a Snowman
Eating Poetry
The Bagel
Hope Is the Thing with Feathers
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking
The Duke's castle
The Sacred
The Road Not Taken
What We Might Be, What We Are
XVIII Oh, when I was in love with you
Sometimes with One I Love
In the Desert
Annabel Lee
The Summer of Black Widows
A Dog on His Master
So Far
The Germ
Poetry Slalom
How I Discovered Poetry
Used Book Shop
The Survivor
New Clothes
A Fable
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