For Teens Who Think They Hate Poetry...

And Even For Those Who Don't


Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States. 811.08 COO

Cormier, Robert. Frenchtown Summer. J 811 COR

Creech, Sharon. Love That Dog. J FIC

Glenn, Mel.

Grimes, Nikki. Jazmin's Notebook. YA FIC

Herrerra, Juan Felipe.

Hesse, Karen.

Jewel. A Night Without Armor: Poems. 811 JEW

Nelson, Marilyn. Carver: A Life in Poems.*

Koertge, R. The Brimstone Journals. YA FIC

Mora, Pat. My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults. YA 811 MOR

Quiet Storm: Voices of Young Black Poets. YA 811.08 QUI

Slam. YA 808.81 ALL (Foreword by Tori Amos)

Sones, Sonya.

Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls. YA 810.08 THI

Wilson, C. J. Limited Vision. YA 811 WIL

Wolff, Virginia Euwer.

Wong, Janet S. Behind the Wheel: Poems About Driving. YA 811 WON

You Hear Me? Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys. YA 810.08 YOU


Websites:, from the Academy of American Poets, includes National Poetry Map and a Poem of the Day. See the site's poetry resources for teens here. Join the "Street Team" to receive updates about poetry activities, contests and events.

Representative Poetry Online from the University of Toronto, a historical anthology of English poetry from the early medieval period to the early twentieth century. It includes about 1,340 poems as well as criticism of poetry.


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