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

March 1, 2010|
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems Of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else by Elise Paschen
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From Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Elise Paschen, creators of the now-classic New York Times bestseller Poetry Speaks to Children, comes this ultimate anthology of poems for middle grade readers in a dynamic book-plus-CD format.
Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable poems about you, who you are, and who you are becoming. Dive in-find the poem you love, the one that makes you angry, the one that makes you laugh, the one that knocks the wind out of you, and become a part of Poetry Speaks Who I Am by adding your own inside the book.
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. You''ll hear poets both classic and contemporary, well-known and refreshingly new, including:
-Dana Gioia expresses the hunger ofa Vampire''s Serenade"
-Elizabeth Alexander waits for that second kiss in "Zodiac"
-Langston Hughes flings his arms wide in "Dream Variations"
-Marilyn Nelson reads to her class in "How I Discovered Poetry"
-Paul Muldoon''s poem "Sideman," brought loudly to life by the band Rackett
-And 39 more poems that are immediate and vibrant
From Lucille Clifton''s "Here Yet Be Dragons" to Edgar Allan Poe''s "Annabel Lee" to "Tia Chucha," by Luis J. Rodriguez, Poetry Speaks Who I Am is a collection that is dynamic, accessible, challenging, classic, edgy, and ultimately not quite perfect. Just like you. If you''re lucky, it''ll serve as a gateway to a lifetime lived with poetry. At the very least, it''ll be a good time. Dive in, and happy hunting.
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Elise Paschen is the editor of Poetry Speaks to Children and co-editor of Poetry Speaks, both New York Times bestsellers. She is the author of several acclaimed poetry collections of her own, including Bestiary and Infidelities, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Former Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, she...
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Title:Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems Of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything ElseFormat:Book & ToyProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.74 X 6.51 X 0.72 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.74 X 6.51 X 0.72 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402210744

ISBN - 13:9781402210747

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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