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Poets for Young Adults: Their Lives and Works Hardcover – December 30, 2006
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"[T]his guide essentially amounts to a recommended poetry curriculum for high school students….The aim is to introduce students to a wide range of literary voices. Emphasis is placed on diversity as well as representatives of particular times, movements, innovations, and literary generations….Most entries provide a suggested Web site, lists of poetry, fiction and other writings, plus a selection of critical surveys of their work. In short, students are provided with an excellent introduction to modern poetry and given a good foundation with which to expand their horizons." - Lawrence Looks at Books
"In this reference for junior and high school readers, the authors seek to profile poets from populations that are underrepresented in the mainstream canon, particularly women and writers of color. Seventy-five alphabetical entries each provide a short biography of a poet, as well as discussion of their style and influences. This is followed by a suggested reading list as well as references to websites and books for further biographical information. The entries profile both contemporary and classic poets of diverse styles, including some acknowledged masters such as Dickinson, Poe, and Langston Hughes. Other names that appear include Tupac Shakur, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Ray Anthony Young Bear, Dorothy Parker, Gwendolyn Brooks, John Lennon, and Ntozake Shange." - Reference & Research Book News
About the Author
Mary Blanchard is an assistant professor of English at New Jersey City University. In summer 2004, her poem, Here was inscribed on a memorial built to commemorate former enslaved African Americans of Dallas County, Texas. In 1995, her poem, Quilting, was commissioned by the Children's Choir of Greater Dallas to commemorate its twenty-fifth year. Blanchard has published scholarly articles, fiction, and poetry.
Cara Falcetti received her B.A. from Fordham University and is pursuing graduate work at Queen's College in New York City. She has held several positions in middle school education and library science.
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It would have been great if this book included a representative selection of 2-3 poems per author, so that readers can make up their mind on what they like before they delve further.
But such is not the purpose of this book. I guess it functions more as a teacher's aid.
The book is well researched, and concise reference lists are provided for each author to help students who want to delve deeper into the body of work of any of the included poets.