Young Adult Poetry: A Survey and Theme Guide, 1st Edition

  • Rachel E. Schwedt
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  • ISBN-10: 1567509223
  • ISBN-13: 9781567509229
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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Reference guide for identifying anthologies and poem collections that have particular appeal to young adult readers. Features an annotated bibliography of poetry volumes, and a thematic guide to individual poems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Guide: Annotated Bibliographical Entries.
Abdul, Raoul: The Magic of Black Poetry.
Abeel, Samantha: Reach for the Moon.
Adams, Joseph: The Poet's Domain.
Adoff, Arnold: Chocolate Dreams.
Adoff, Arnold: I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans.
Adoff, Arnold: I Am the Running Girl.
Adoff, Arnold: Love Letters.
Adoff, Arnold: My Black Me: A Beginning Book of Black Poetry.
Adoff, Arnold: Slow Dance: Heart Break Blues.
Adoff, Arnold: Sports Pages.
Agard, John: Life Doesn't Frighten Me at All.
Angelou, Maya: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou.
Anglund, Joan Walsh: Memories of the Heart.
Asch, Frank: Cactus Poems.
Baber, Bob Henry, George Ella Lyon, and Gurney Norman: Old Wounds, New Words: Poems from the Appalachian Poetry Project.
Begay, Shonto: Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa.
Berry, James: Classic Poems to Read Aloud.
Berry, James: Everywhere Faces Everywhere.
Berry, James: When I Dance: Poems.
Berry, Wendell: Entries.
Bolin, Frances Schoonmaker: Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson.
Burleigh, Robert: Hoops.
Carlson, Lori M.: Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States.
Carroll, Joyce Armstrong, and Edward E. Wilson: Poetry after Lunch: Poems to Read Aloud.
Carson, Jo: Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet: Selections from the People Pieces.
Carter, Jimmy: Always a Reckoning and Other Poems.
Clark, Stephen R.: The Godtouch.
Cole, William: Fireside Book of Humorous Poetry.
De la Mare, Walter: Come Hither: A Family Treasury of Best-Loved Rhymes and Poems for Children.
Dillard, Annie: Mornings Like This.
Downie, Mary Alice, and Barbara Robertson: The New Wind Has Wings: Poems from Canada.
Duffy, Carol Ann: Stopping for Death: Poems of Death and Loss.
Dunning, Stephen, Edward Lueders, and Hugh Smith: Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle … and Other Modern Verse.
Dunning, Stephen, Edward Lueders, and Hugh Smith: Some Haystacks Don't Even Have Any Needle and Other Modern Poems.
Eady, Cornelius: You Don't Miss Your Water.
Feelings, Tom: Soul Looks Back in Wonder.
Fleming, Alice: Hosannah the Home Run! Poems about Sports.
Fletcher, Ralph: I Am Wings: Poems About Love.
Fletcher, Ralph: Ordinary Things: Poems from a Walk in Early Spring.
Fletcher, Ralph: Relatively Speaking: Poems About Family.
Fletcher, Ralph: Room Enough for Love: The Complete Poems of I Am Wings and Buried Alive.
Forrester, Victoria: A Latch Against the Wind.
Gaige, Amity: We Are a Thunderstorm.
Galloway, Owateka: Revelations: The Power of Youth in Blue Jeans.
Giovanni, Nikki: Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People.
Giovanni, Nikki: Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate.
Giovanni, Nikki: Those Who Ride the Night Winds.
Glaser, Isabel Joshlin: Dreams of Glory: Poems Starring Girls.
Glenn, Mel: Back to Class.
Glenn, Mel: Class Dismissed.
Glenn, Mel: Class Dismissed II: More High School Poems.
Glenn, Mel: Foreign Exchange: A Mystery in Poems.
Glenn, Mel: Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems.
Glenn, Mel: My Friend's Got This Problem, Mr. Candler.
Glenn, Mel: The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems.
Goldstein, Bobbye S.: Inner Chimes: Poems on Poetry.
Gordon, Ruth: Peeling the Onion: An Anthology of Poems.
Gordon, Ruth: Pierced by a Ray of Sun: Poems About the Times We Feel Alone.
Gordon, Ruth: Time Is the Longest Distance.
Hall, Donald: The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America.
Harrison, David: Wild Country: Outdoor Poems for Young People.
Harrison, Michael, and Christopher Stuart-Clark: The Oxford Treasury of Time Poems.
Harrison, Michael, and Christopher Stuart-Clark: A Year Full of Poems.
Harvey, Anne: Shades of Green.
Hearne, Betsy: Polaroid and Other Poems of View.
Herrick, Steven: Love Ghosts and Nose Hair: A Verse Novel for Young Adults.
Hill, Helen, Agnes Perkins, and Alethea Helbig: Straight on Till Morning: Poems of the Imaginary World.
Hirschfelder, Arlene B., and Beverly R. Singer: Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans.
Holbrook, Sara: The Dog Ate My Homework.
Holbrook, Sara: Feelings Make Me Real.
Holbrook, Sara: I Never Said I Wasn't Difficult.
Holbrook, Sara: Nothing's the End of the World.
Holbrook, Sara: Walking on the Boundaries of Change.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett: Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett: Hand in Hand: An American History through Poetry.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett: Love and Kisses.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett: My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett: My Mane Catches the Wind.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett: Opening Days.
Hughes, Judith E.: Betty and Rita Go to Paris.
Hughes, Langston: The Block.
Hughes, Langston: The Dream Keeper and Other Poems.
Hull, Robert: Breaking Free: An Anthology of Human Rights Poetry.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Brickyard Summer.
Janeczko, Paul B.: The Crystal Image: A Poetry Anthology.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Don't Forget to Fly.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Going Over to Your Place.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Home on the Range: Cowboy Poetry.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Looking for Your Name: A Collection of Contemporary Poems.
Janeczko, Paul B.: The Music of What Happens: Poems That Tell Stories.
Janeczko, Paul B.: The Place My Words Are Looking For.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Postcard Poems.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Preposterous: Poems of Youth.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Stardust Hotel.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Stone Bench in an Empty Park.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Strings: A Gathering of Family Poems.
Janeczko, Paul B.: That Sweet Diamond: Baseball Poems.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Very Best (Almost) Friends: Poems of Friendship.
Janeczko, Paul B.: Wherever Home Begins.
Jin, Ha: Between Silences: A Voice from China.
Johnson, Dave: Movin': Teen Poets Take Voice.
Johnson, James Weldon: Lift Every Voice and Sing.
Johnston, Patricia Irwin: Perspectives on a Grafted Tree.
Kilcher, Jewel: A Night Without Armor: Poems.
Knudson, R. Rozanne, and May Swenson: American Sports Poems.
Koch, Kenneth, and Kate Farrell: Sleeping on the Wing: An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing.
Lamb, Walter: Always Begin Where You Are: Themes in Poetry and Song.
L'Amour, Louis: Smoke from This Altar.
Larrick, Nancy: Bring Me All Your Dreams.
Larrick, Nancy: Crazy To Be Alive in Such a Strange World: Poems About People.
Larrick, Nancy: On City Streets.
Larrick, Nancy: Piping Down the Valleys Wild.
Larrick, Nancy: Room for Me and a Mountain Lion.
Lee, Francis: When the Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native Americans.
Levin, Jonathan: Poetry for Young People: Walt Whitman.
Lewis, J. Patrick: Black Swan, White Crow.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: Call Down the Moon: Poems of Music.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: Christmas Poems.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: Cricket Never Does: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: Easter Poems.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: I Like You If You Like Me.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: If the Owl Calls Again: A Collection of Owl Poems.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: Monkey Puzzle and Other Poems.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: Sky Songs.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: Thanksgiving Poems.
Livingston, Myra Cohn: A Time to Talk: Poems of Friendship.
Locker, Thomas: Home: A Journey Through America.
Lyne, Sandford: Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems by Young People.
Marcus, Leonard S.: Lifelines: A Poetry Anthology Patterned on the Stages of Life.
McCullough, Frances: Love Is Like the Lion's Tooth.
McKuen, Rod: The Power Bright and Shining: Images of My Country.
McNeill, Louise: Hill Daughter: New and Selected Poems.
Medearis, Angela Shelf: Skin Deep and Other Teenage Reflections.
Merriam, Eve: If Only I Could Tell You: Poems for Young Lovers and Dreamers.
Merriam, Eve: Rainbow Writing.
Moon, Pat: Earth Lines: Poems for the Green Age.
Moore, Lilian: Poems Have Roots: New Poems.
Mora, Pat: My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults, 1984–1999.
Morgan, Robert: At the Edge of the Orchard Country.
Morgan, Robert: Red Owl.
Morrison, Lillian: At the Crack of the Bat.
Morrison, Lillian: Best Wishes, Amen: A New Collection of Autograph Verses.
Morrison, Lillian: The Break Dance Kids: Poems of Sport, Motion and Locomotion.
Morrison, Lillian: Rhythm Road: Poems to Move To.
Morrison, Lillian: The Sidewalk Racer, and Other Poems of Sports and Motion.
Morrison, Lillian: Sprints and Distances.
Myers, Walter Dean: Harlem: A Poem.
Nash, Ogden: The Moon Is Shining Bright as Day.
Nye, Naomi Shihab, and Paul B. Janeczko: I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You.
Nye, Naomi Shihab: Salting the Ocean: 100 Poems by Young Poets.
Nye, Naomi Shihab: The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East.
Nye, Naomi Shihab: This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World.
Nye, Naomi Shihab: The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems and Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists.
Nye, Naomi Shihab: what have you lost?.
Okutoro, Lydia Omolola: Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets.
Panzer, Nora: Celebrate America in Poetry and Art.
Paulos, Martha: Felines: Great Poets on Notorious Cats.
Paulos, Martha: insectAsides.
Peck, Richard: Mindscapes: Poems for the Real World.
Peck, Richard: Sounds and Silences.
Philip, Neil: Singing America: Poems That Define a Nation.
Philip, Neil: War and the Pity of War.
Plotz, Helen: Imagination's Other Place: Poems of Science and Mathematics.
Pollinger, Gina: Something Rich and Strange: A Treasury of Shakespeare's Verse.
Ray, David and Judy Ray: Fathers: A Collection of Poems.
Rogansky, Barbara: Winter Poems.
Rosenberg, Liz: Earth-Shattering Poems.
Rosenberg, Liz: The Invisible Ladder.
Rosenberg, Liz: Light-Gathering Poems.
Rubin, Robert Alden: Poetry Out Loud.
Rylant, Cynthia: Soda Jerk.
Rylant, Cynthia: Something Permanent.
Rylant, Cynthia: Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood.
Sandburg, Carl: Grassroots: Poems.
Sandburg, Carl: Rainbows Are Made.
Schmidt, Gary: Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost.
Singer, Marilyn: The Morgans Dream.
Soto, Gary: A Fire in My Hands: A Book of Poems.
Soto, Gary: Neighborhood Odes.
Springer, Nancy: Music of Their Hooves: Poems About Horses.
Stafford, William: Learning to Live in the World: Earth Poems, by William Stafford.
Strauss, Gwen: Trail of Stones.
Sullivan, Charles: Imaginary Gardens: American Poetry and Art for Young People.
Turner, Ann: Grass Songs.
Turner, Ann: A Lion's Hunger: Poems of First Love.
Watson, Esther Pearl, and Mark Todd: The Pain Tree.
Wayant, Patricia: Think Positive Thoughts Every Day.
Willard, Nancy: Step Lightly: Poems for the Journey.
Wong, Janet: Behind the Wheel: Poems About Driving.
Wong, Janet S.: Good Luck Gold and Other Poems.
Wong, Janet S.: Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams.