Monday, April 5, 2010

[ARC Review] - Poetry Speaks Who I Am + Giveaway

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:

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,

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!


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. I love poetry, always have really, but that love was fueled even more when my Uncle gave me an old book of his full of Robert Frost's poems shortly after my grandaddy died in 2005.

    I really would love to win this book so please enter me. :D


  2. this osunds awesome would love a chance to read

  3. thanks for this giveaway! :D
    tabbylewis at hotmail dot com

  4. both of my teenage daughters write poetry...i would love to win this book for them! it sounds really great! thanks for the awesome review...

  5. This book sounds terrific! And I would love a chance to win it. :D

  6. This is a good giveaway, would lov to read this under the tree this summer,

  7. I think this would be a book my mother would enjoy as she enjoys reading and writing poetry!

  8. Thanks for the contest. I'm looking for some new poetry to read, but I'm not sure where to start! lol.

    ambience.of.rain {at}

  9. This book sounds wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for the contest and please enter me.


  10. Hi Anna! Great giveaway idea.
    Please enter me. I'd love to read this and would pass it on to my teen who would REALLY love this.


  11. Please enter me!


  12. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  14. Oh I love poetry. I started writing when I was 12 and wrote for yrs. Even now I will have a thought and write a poem. Of course now I have a problem with remembering the thought...LOL

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway and the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  15. This sounds like a wonderful book --- I felt like nikki giovanni's poetry really saved me when I was a teen.

    would love to have a chance to read this one. :)

  16. I love poetry!! When I read poems, if they are really good, it "paints a picture in my mind". When I was teaching, my students always loved poetry because it allowed them to express themselves freely without all of the confines of other types of writing. I would truly enjoy this book!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  17. I'm poet myself and always looking for groups of people to promote and support the craft. What i've seen in your blog looks very interesting and i'd like to have a read you can also check out some of my writing at

  18. Omg, this book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love that chance to read this book.

  19. Please enter me! I have students and I would like to use this with them. They love poetry.

  20. I just found your blog and love the reviews. I haven't read this book so I'd love to be entered into the contest..

  21. I really enjoyed this book, even though I don't generally love poetry.

    No need to enter me in the contest, thanks.



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