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Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry

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Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry is the first, the best, and the biggest collection of teen angst poetry ever to be published. Inspired by the popularity of her interactive website, editor Sara Bynoe has compiled the definitive teen angst reader. Divided into 12 categories, including I am Alone and No One Understands My Pain and Obvious Metaphors, this book is for anyone who has ever written truly terrible, meditative, or self-indulgent poetry. Actually, this book ...

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Overview

Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry is the first, the best, and the biggest collection of teen angst poetry ever to be published. Inspired by the popularity of her interactive website, editor Sara Bynoe has compiled the definitive teen angst reader. Divided into 12 categories, including I am Alone and No One Understands My Pain and Obvious Metaphors, this book is for anyone who has ever written truly terrible, meditative, or self-indulgent poetry. Actually, this book is for anyone who survived being a teenager.

All of the poets featured in this collection are now adults, living happy, angst-free lives. However, for this special book, they are willing to reveal excerpts from their old tattered notebooks or leather bound journals. Along with the poems, each poet has included a short introduction, giving background information for each work. As Sara Bynoe says, looking back on teen angst poetry brings people together in a "poetry reading meets stand-up comedy meets AA" sort of way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312334741
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

23-year-old Sara Bynoe lives in Vancouver, where she is an actress and a recovering teen angst poet.

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Table of Contents

Categories for the Poems Include:

* Breakups—"I Will Never Love Again" Poems

* More Than Like—Love Poems

* I Am Alone—and No One Understands My Pain Poems

* Obvious Metaphors—Life Is a Mountain, a Road . . .

* School (Poems About Cliques and Math Class)

* Life Sucks and I Want to Die Poems

* Political Action: Fight the Power Poems

* Odes—To Famous People That Felt Your Pain Like Kurt Cobain

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2005

    Admit it, you wrote it too.

    As a former teen angst poetry writer, I was falling out of my chair laughing at this book. I could almost see my own horrible poems on the pages with the others. With hilarious chapter headings and some really great (not quality, but great for entertainment value) poetry, this is a fun read for anyone who's safely out of their teen years but doesn't mind a peek back into them!

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