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Author: American Poetry & Literacy Project (Mineola, N.Y.),; Academy of American Poets,
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2006.
Series: Dover children's classics.
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Focusing on popular verse from the nineteenth century through today, this anthology invites young readers to sample a taste of irresistible poems that will nourish their minds and spirits. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, seventy charming poems cover a wide range of subjects: poetry, books, words, and imagination; the beauty of the natural world; travel, adventure, sports, and play; love,  Read more...
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Project, American Poetry & Literacy.
How to Eat a Poem : A Smorgasbord of Tasty and Delicious Poems for Young Readers.
Newburyport : Dover Publications, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: American Poetry & Literacy Project (Mineola, N.Y.),; Academy of American Poets,
ISBN: 9780486110950 0486110958
OCLC Number: 856524689
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Foreword; Dedication; Contents; Magic Words; There Is No Frigate Like a Book, Emily Dickinson; from "Magic Words," Inuit (Eskimo) passage; Introduction to Poetry, Billy Collins; The Poem, Amy Lowell; Ars Poetica, Archibald MacLeish; How to Eat a Poem, Eve Merriam; Six Words, Lloyd Schwartz; Prickled Pickles Don't Smile, Nikki Giovanni; Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Wallace Stevens; This Is Just to Say, William Carlos Williams; Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Koch; Today is Very Boring, Jack Prelutsky. The Unwritten, W.S. MerwinWrite, Do Write, Marilyn Chin; My Heart Leaps Up; W.D., Don't Fear That Animal, W.D. Snodgrass; Swift Things Are Beautiful, Elizabeth Coatsworth; Summer, Kawabata Bōsha; Autumn, Arakida Moritake; Winter, Takarai Kikaku; Spring, Matsuo Bashō; Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost; The Desert Is My Mother, Pat Mora; El desierto es mi madre, Pat Mora; maggie and milly and molly and may, E.E. Cummings; A Jelly-Fish, Marianne Moore; The Eagle, Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Eagle Poem, Joy Harjo; Considering the Snail, Thom Gunn; The Porcupine, Ogden Nash. The Crocodile, Lewis CarrollThe Tyger, William Blake; Steam Shovel, Charles Malam; Cartoon Physics, part 1, Nick Flynn; The Falling Star, Sara Teasdale; Halley's Comet, Stanley Kunitz; When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer, Walt Whitman; I Think Over Again My Small Adventures; Travel, Edna St. Vincent Millay; Insomnia, Marilyn Nelson; Harlem Night Song, Langston Hughes; The Rider, Naomi Shihab Nye; The Jogger on Riverside Drive, 5:00 A.M., Agha Shahid Ali; First Love, Carl Lindner; Skier, Robert Francis; Skater, Ted Kooser; The Acrobat, Wislawa Szymborska; Baseball, Linda Pastan. Casey at the Bat, Ernest Lawrence ThayerOne Art, Elizabeth Bishop; I Think Over Again My Small Adventures, Anonymous; Bed In Summer, Robert Louis Stevenson; from The Bed Book, Sylvia Plath; Summons, Robert Francis; Hope Is The Thing With Feathers; Oranges, Gary Soto; The Floor and the Ceiling, William Jay Smith; Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe; Sympathy, Paul Laurence Dunbar; Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley; Spring and Fall, Gerard Manley Hopkins; Trees, Walter Dean Myers; With Kit, Age Seven, At the Beach, William Stafford; At the End of the Weekend, Ted Kooser. Little Old Letter, Langston Hughesfrom "I Am a Black Woman," Mari Evans; homage to my hips, Lucille Clifton; Childhood Morning-Homebush, James McAuley; Hope Is the Thing with Feathers, Emily Dickinson; Quintrain, Said 'Aql; Acknowledgments and Permissions; Alphabetical Index of Poets, Titles and First Lines.
Series Title: Dover children's classics.
Responsibility: edited by the American Poetry & Literacy Project and the Academy of American Poets ; with a foreword by Ted Kooser.
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Focusing on popular verse from the nineteenth century through today, this anthology invites young readers to sample a taste of irresistible poems that will nourish their minds and spirits. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, seventy charming poems cover a wide range of subjects: poetry, books, words, and imagination; the beauty of the natural world; travel, adventure, sports, and play; love, friendship, sadness, hope, and other emotions. Included are: Prickled Pickles Don't Smile, Nikki Giovanni W.D., Don't Fear that Animal, W.D. Snodgrass A Jelly-Fish, Marianne Moore The Porcupine, Ogden Nash Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe The Falling Star, Sara Teasdale Sick, Shel Silverstein Casey at the Bat, Ernest Lawrence Thayer With Kitty, Age Seven, At the Beach, William Stafford Hope is the Thing with Feathers, Emily Dickinson ... and sixty other notable works. Chosen by the American Poetry & Literacy Project and the Academy of American Poets, two of the nation's most respected nonprofit poetry organizations, these much-loved and highly readable poems promise young readers and poetry lovers of all ages hours of reading pleasure. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: Casey at the Bat and Oranges.

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