Monday, October 22, 2007

Young Readers' Guide to Contemporary Poetry...

What would people think of such a thing? A truly contemporary list of poets who might interest young (let's say high school) readers. And tips on how best to teach and best use their work?

Last I checked, ee cummings was still being taught as "wacky new poetry".


Sara said...

I can't believe there ISN'T such a guide now. Are you writing one??

Laurel said...

I'm not yet, but if there isn't one, there should be.

I think it's uncommon to teach TRULY contemporary work to kids... how many poets under the age of 60 can most people name?

mewmewmew said...

Both are books about lonely kids, and about deep singular friendships and secret imaginings that make the world a bigger place. And while in Terebithia it's a pretend place that bonds the kids, in Secret Language, the shared device is an invented language

transfer factor tri-factor
Dating Singles