In "Exploring Our Values Through Poetry," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gary Mex Glazner, ed. Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of
Performance Poetry. San Francisco: Manic D Press, 2000.
POETRY ANTHOLOGIES: There are literally hundreds of
poetry anthologies. Availability will be a factor in which ones you use. Before
bringing any resources to the group, make sure the content is appropriate for
youth. Look for violent images, sexual or other inappropriate language, mature
situations, and stereotyping. Aim for ethnic, racial, gender, and cultural
diversity. Consider asking a local youth librarian for suggestions. Here are a
few anthologies to consider:
Cosman, Carol, Joan Keefe, and Kathleen Weaver, eds. The Penguin Book of Women Poets.
Penguin Books, 1978.
Collins, Billy, ed. Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry.
Random House, 2003.
Reed, Ishmael, ed. From Totems to Hip Hop: A Multicultural
Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas 1900-2002.
Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2002.
Roman, Camille, Thomas Travisano, and Steven Gould Axelrod,
eds. New Anthology of American
Poetry. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.
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