Teen Poetry


Tonight Karen Hayes and I will be hosting our first co-taught poetry workshop. Since it’s for teens, I tried to compile some teen-specific references. If you’re interesting in helping a teen get interested in poetry, you can use this as your starter guide!

Refer them to check out this site: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poetry-teens

And this one really seems to approach serious issues fearlessly and without judgement: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/teen/
This is from July 2016 but definitely still relevant: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/13/us/teen-slam-poet-white-privilege-hln/index.html
This one looks pretty decent: https://allpoetry.com/poems/about/Teen
HuffPo runs a Teen Poetry column sourced by Figment: http://figment.com/books/tagged/poetry
And to round it all out here’s a Goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/teen-poetry
There will certainly be more to follow after we get a sense for the class tonight.
P.S. A terrific intro discussion of emotions here from Andrew J. Brown.

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