Overview

In this second PoetryTagTime anthology, P*TAG, 31 poets speak to the complicated lives of today's teens, with quirky, reflective, and soulful poems about love and longing, war and worry, tattoos, piercings, watching people, being watched, broken lives, luck, burping up kittens, and more. The list of contributors is a "who's who" of the best poets for young people, including YA poets and verse novelists Naomi Shihab Nye, Margarita Engle, Allan Wolf, Betsy Franco, Paul Janeczko, and Helen Frost, Newbery Honor ...
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P*TAG

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Overview

In this second PoetryTagTime anthology, P*TAG, 31 poets speak to the complicated lives of today's teens, with quirky, reflective, and soulful poems about love and longing, war and worry, tattoos, piercings, watching people, being watched, broken lives, luck, burping up kittens, and more. The list of contributors is a "who's who" of the best poets for young people, including YA poets and verse novelists Naomi Shihab Nye, Margarita Engle, Allan Wolf, Betsy Franco, Paul Janeczko, and Helen Frost, Newbery Honor winner Joyce Sidman, current Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis, and poetry legend Lee Bennett Hopkins.

Readers can play P*TAG on their own by writing a poem about a photo from the photo library blog at http://teenpoetrytagtime.blogspot.com and comparing it to the P*TAG poem that was inspired by that same photo. More info at www.PoetryTagTime.com.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013424845
  • Publisher: PoetryTagTime.com
  • Publication date: 9/21/2011
  • Series: PoetryTagTime , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong are the creators of the PoetryTagTime series of original electronic-only anthologies (www.PoetryTagTime.com). Sylvia Vardell is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University, teaching graduate courses in children's and YA literature. Her work is highlighted at her PoetryforChildren blog. Janet Wong (www.janetwong.com) is the author of 24 books for children and teens, including Behind the Wheel: Poems about Driving, The Dumpster Diver, and the eBook Once Upon A Tiger: New Beginnings for Endangered Animals.

Poets: Arnold Adoff, Jaime Adoff, Kathi Appelt, Jeannine Atkins, Jen Bryant, Margarita Engle, Betsy Franco, Helen Frost, Lorie Ann Grover, David L. Harrison, Stephanie Hemphill, Sara Holbrook, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Paul B. Janeczko, Michele Krueger, Julie Larios, JonArno Lawson, J. Patrick Lewis, Kimberly Marcus, Heidi Mordhorst, Naomi Shihab Nye, Michael Salinger, Joyce Sidman, Marilyn Singer, Sonya Sones, Charles Waters, April Halprin Wayland, Steven Withrow, Allan Wolf, Janet Wong, and Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. Photographs by Sylvia Vardell.
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