From novels in verse, poetry anthologies, listening to poetry, to writing poetry - there are many ways to explore this square!
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.
Format: Book - 2014View Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
The End of Chiraq: A Literary Mixtape
Format: Book - 2018View The End of Chiraq: A Literary Mixtape
Get Lit Rising: Words Ignite. Claim your Poem. Claim your Life
"Get to know the Get Lit Players--a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world--with this common-core aligned book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances. Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who are homeless, autistic, have parents in jail, battle with weight and body issues, depression, and more. But they use the power of poetry to pursue lives of promise and to reach out to friends, families, and communities. This uplifting book also offers the classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers to set their own inner poet free. Ending with a section for parents and educators featuring the curriculum that's already in schools throughout California, this slam-dunk shows how to get teens excited about poetry and how to create poetry groups and slams in their own communities"--
Format: Book - 2016 Beyond WordsSimon Pulse editionView Get Lit Rising: Words Ignite. Claim your Poem. Claim your Life
The Sun and Her Flowers
Format: Book - 2017View The Sun and Her Flowers
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
Poems penned by cats reveal their every desire, their every conflict, and their every moment of neurotic genius.
Format: Book - 2012View I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
Format: Book - 2015View Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
For Every One
"Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds's rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. Jump Anyway is for kids who dream. Kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason, a self-professed dreamer. In it, Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. He inched that number up to eighteen, then twenty-five years old.. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the kids who are scared to dream, or don't know how to dream, or don't dare to dream because they've NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish--because just having the dream is the start you need, or you won't get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith and ... jump anyway"--
Format: Book - 2018 First editionView For Every One
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.
Format: Book - 2017 First editionView Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Tough Boy Sonatas
Format: Book - 2007 First editionView Tough Boy Sonatas
Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
In short, powerful verses, Alexandra Elle shares a hard-won message of hope. -- Provided by publisher. (1/19/2021 4:36:04 PM)
Format: Book - 2017View Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose