Friday, February 3, 2012

Teen poetry

  • Calling teen poets! Whatcom County teens are encouraged to enter original poems in the second Forest of Words Teen Poetry Contest, sponsored by Whatcom County Library System.
  • (Bellingham Herald)
  • Nine teen-year-old Ishmael Ish Islam was recently named New York Citys 2012 Youth Poet Laureate for his winning poem, Daydreaming at the Voting Booth, which he performed at a poetry slam at Cooper Union.
  • (School Library Journal)
  • Since the poems in the book are from teens sharing personal thoughts, the book does give some insight as what may contribute to teen suicides, yet the book has gotten mixed reviews.
  • (Examiner)
  • the teen said her writing interests are evolving and love stories are popular among young adult readers, so she's open to pursuing more of them. She also writes poetry.
  • (TribLocal)
  • The Huffington Post spoke with local poet Kevin Coval, a Voices organizer and a co-founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival, about the groups plans.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • GALVESTON — Jim Boone, of Galveston, has been writing scraps of thought since he was a teen, binding them into poems that, at the age of 74, have garnered him a nomination as United States Poet Laureate.
  • (Daily News - Galveston County)
  • On tour, Van Etten has found herself cornered by bearded guys who want to read her poems, teenage girls who simply need to be close to her and at least one lesbian who was outraged to discover that Van Etten isn't gay.
  • (New York Times)
  • meets regularly to workshop poems, develop group pieces and plan for competitions such as Hullabaloo – B.C.'s slam championship where the Saanich teens have claimed top spot the last two years standing.
  • (Saanich News)
  • Making it relevant to students is Alexander's challenge. Having students understand that song lyrics are really poetry sparks some interest. A popular teen author, Ellen Hopkins, uses poetry in her novels.
  • (Globe Gazette)

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