Friday, March 25, 2011

Global, Multicultural Poetry Texts (Print and NonPrint) for Grades 7 - 12

,Fire in the Soul: 100 Poems for Human Rights. Cornwall, UK: New Internationalist.

Nye, Naomi Shihab. 1998. The Tree is Older than You Are:A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists. New York: Aladdin.

Mora, Pat. 2000. My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults. Illustrated by Anthony Accardo. Minneapolis, MN: Perfection Learning.
Myers, Water Dean. 2008. Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices. New York: Holiday House.

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba. New York: Henry Holt. (Holocaust)
Frost, Helen. 2006. The Braid. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (1850s, Highland Clearances)
Hesse, Karen. 2003. Witness. New York: Scholastic. (1924, Ku Klux Klan)
----------------. 1999. Out of the Dust. New York: Scholastic (1930s, Dust Bowl)
Janeczko, Paul B. 2007. Worlds Afire. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick. (1944, circus fire in Hartford, CT)

Engle, Margarita. 2011. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. New York: SquareFish.
--------------------. 2010. The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba. New York: Henry Holt.
--------------------. 2010. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom. New York: Square Fish. 
Weatherford, Carole. 2008. Becoming Billie Holiday. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong.

5. Novel Told in Verse (Middle School 5 - 8)
Burg, Ann E. 2009. All the Broken Pieces. New York: Scholastic.
Frost, Helen. 2004. Spinning through the Universe. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Glenn, Mel. 1999. Who Killed Mr. Chippendale: A Mystery in Poems. New York: Puffin.
-------------. 1997. Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems. New York: Dutton Juvenile.
Grimes, Nikki. 2003. Bronx MasqueradeNew York: Speak.
Hemphill. Stephanie. 2001. Stop Pretending What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy. New York: HarperTeen.
Johnson, Angela. 1998. The Other Side: Shorter PoemsNew York: Orchard.
Testa, Maria. 2005. Something About America. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
--------------. 2003. Almost Forever. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
Woodson, Jacqueline. 2010. Locomotion. New York: Speak.
Yu,  Chun. 2005. Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster.

6. Novels Told in Verse (High School)
Bryant, Jen. 2007. Pieces of Georgia. New York: Yearling.
Frost, Helen. 2009. Crossing StonesNew YorkY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
---------------. 2007. Keesha's House. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Glenn, Mel.1997. The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems. New York: Dutton Juvenile. 
Grimes, Nikki. 2010. A Girl Named Mister. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
-----------------. 2007. Dark Sons. New York: Hyperion.
Hemphill, Stephanie. 2005. Things Left Unsaid: A Novel in Poems. New York: Hyperion.
Herrick, Steven. 2009. Cold Skin. Asheville, NC: Front Street Press.
-------------------. 2006. By the River. Asheville, NC: Front Street Press.
-------------------. 2004. Love, Ghosts, & Facial Hair. New York: Simon Pulse.

Levithan, David. 2006. The Realm of Possibility. New York: Knopf Books.
Myers, Water Dean. 2007. Street Love. New York: Amistad.
Smith, Kirsten. 2007. The Geography of GirlhoodNew York: Little, Brown.
Sones, Sonia. 2003. What My Mother Doesn't Know. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Turner, Ann. 2006. Hard Hit. New York: Scholastic.
Wild, Margaret. 2006. One Night. New York: Laurel Leaf.
------------------. 2004. Jinx. New York: Simon Pulse.
Williams, Julie. 2004. Escaping Tornado Season: A Story in Poems. New York: HarperTeen.
Wolff, Virginia Euwer. 2009. Full House. New York: HarperTeen.
---------------------------. 2006. Make Lemonade. New York: SquareFish.
---------------------------. 2003. True Believer. New York: Simon Pulse.
Yeomans, Ellen. 2007. Rubber HousesNew York: Little, Brown.

Skipping Stones Volume 15, No. 47. Online Poetry Magazines For and/or  By Teens

azTeen Magazine
The Claremont Review 
Frodo's Notebook
Hanging Loose
Merlyn's Pen
New Moon 
Polyphony H.S. 
Skipping Stones: An International Multicultural Magazine

Sparrow Tree Square

Speak Up Press
Stone Soup

Teen Ink 
Teen Smudge Magazine
Teen Voices 
Teens Now Talk
What If?
Writer's Slate

8. Poetry Slam Links
12th Annual NYC Teen Poetry Slam (2010)
13th Annual NYC Teen Poetry Slam (2011) 
Brave New Voices 
Kankakee Public Library Teen Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam @Web English Teacher 
Poetry Slam from 
Urban World Poetry World
Young Chicago Authors 

9. Single Performances 

Ay, Ay, Ay de la Grifa Negra by Julia De Burgos read by Glaisma
A Letter of the Law - Conmon 
Brown Dreams - Paul Flores
Digging - Seamus Heaney
Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa read by Michael Lythgoe
The Floral Apron -  Marilyn Chin 
The History of Red and "Other Sister Twin" - Linda Hogan
I Am Offering this Poem - Jimmy Santiago Baca
I Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds read by Suzanne Landingham, of Buncombe County Early College
If I Should Have  a Daughter - Sarah Kay (Ted Talk)
Let America Be America Again - Langston Hughes read by Nikki Giovanni
The Mad Poet - Open Your Eyes 
Mao -  Kelly Tsai 
Marriage - Gregory Corso
New American Theater by Sekou Sundiata 
One Boy Told Me - Naomi Shihab Nye
The Party - Paul Laurence Dunbar read by Karen Wilson (Favorite Poem Project) 
Poem for Magic - Quincy Troupe
Politics by William Butler Yeats read by Stephen Conteag├╝ero
Pretty  - Katie Makkai
Somewhere there is  Poem - Gina Loring 
Song to Mothers  - Pat Mora 
St. Kevin and the Blackbird - Seamus Heaney
This Room and Everything in It - Li-Young Lee 
Tomorrow Short film  by Niloufar  Talebi based on a poem by Abbas Saffari
Way of the Water Hyacinth by Zawgee read by Lyn Aye
We Real Cool - Gwendolyn Brooks read by John Ulrich (Favorite Poem Project)
William Carlos Williams Reads Three (The Red Wheelbarrow, Elsie, Queen-Anne's-Lace)

10a. Visual Poems

A Chance of Sunshine (Jimmy Liao)
And Day Brought Back My Night (Geoffrey Brock)
The Country (Billy Collins)
Flashcards (Rita Dove)
Forgetfulness (Billy Collins)
Her Morning Elegance (Oren Lavie)
Mankind is No Island
Mulberry Field (Lucille Clifton)
Some Words Inside Words (Richard Wilbur)
Those Winter Sundays (Robert Hayden)

Information about Visual Poetry (Rutgers)


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