Title: Poetry Speaks Who I Am
Editor: Elise Paschen
Series: Poetry Speaks
Genre: Poetry/Young Adult
Release Date: March 1, 2010
I received this book for review from Sourcebooks.
Summary: This is not poetry class…There is no memorization required…there will not be a test…
But these are more than 100 amazing poems about you, who you are, and who you are becoming.
Dive in—find the one you love, the one that makes you angry, the one that makes you laugh, the one that knocks the wind out of you,
And add your own inside the book.
Catch the energy, feel the pain, and hear the wonder on an exclusive audio CD featuring many of these poets reading their own work.
Thoughts: My freshman year of High school I fell in love with poetry after doing a unit of it in English class. I wrote for years and years after that and even got a few published. But since becoming obsessed with books I haven't done much writing. But when I was offered to review this book, I grabbed at the chance.
Poetry Speaks Who I Am is a wonderful book, this is type of tool I wish I had back when I was learning about poetry. In this book there are some of the greatest poets and some of my favorites. Some of the poets included are Maya Angelou, Edgar Allen Poe, Langston Hughes, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and William Shakespeare. Not only does it hold all these great poets but it also comes with a CD with some of the featured authors reading their work. Plus in the back of the book there is space to write your own words. While this is aimed for young adults., I believe readers of all ages will enjoy this book.
Score: 4 Stars
Editor Website: http://www.elisepaschen.com/
April is National Poetry Month, it was introduced back in 1996. You can learn more about the history of the celebration here. Another great site to visit is, Poets.org
Thanks to Sourcebooks I have a copy of this book to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to U.S. and Canada. The winner will be announced on April 11th. Good Luck!