Edited by Dave Johnson, in association with The New York Public Library and Poets House; drawings by Chris Raschka
Diverse, strong, and still in their teens, a talented new generation of poets speaks out. An ode to an eyebrow, poems about school and sports, dreams for the future, reminiscences of the past -- the poems gathered here were written by teenage poets from across the country who participated, either online or in person, in workshops sponsored by The New York Public Library. As one of the gifted young participants writes: "Who knows what the brilliant / minds of tomorrow will conjure up." This inspiring poetry collection, illustrated with Chris Raschka's distinctive drawings, will captivate readers who don't want to wait.
"Poignant introspection, sly observations, lovely images, and droll commentary on life, school, love, and sports are all here for reflection. Raschka's calligraphic, gestural drolleries enliven the pages."--Kirkus Reviews
"This volume will show readers and aspiring writers that anyone can and should write poetry--and that others will listen."--School Library Journal
64 pages, Illustrated. Published by Orchard Books, 2000.
Hardcover. 15.95. ISBN0-531-30258-X.
Paperback. 6.95. ISBN0-531-07171-5.