Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love

Mora, Pat
Call Number: 811 M827

A collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart's desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her own world; the guy who leaves flowers on the windshield of the girl he likes. Each of the teens in these 50 original poems, written using a variety of poetic forms, will be recognizable to the reader as the universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the pages in these gracefully told verses.

Emotional map of Los Angeles : creative voices from WriteGirl

Call Number: 808.8 E545

190 girls and women share poems and stories about their adventures, families, dreams and emotions. Many of the pieces in this anthology connect with Los Angeles, where concrete rivers, vines of jasmine and miles of freeways weave a complex web of canyons, landmarks and neighborhoods

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings

Engle, Margarita.
Call Number: 811 E575E

Get lit rising : Words ignite. Claim your poem. Claim your life.

Call Number: 811.08 G3945

Get to know the Get Lit Players, a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world, with this common-core aligned book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances

Indivisible : poems for social justice

Call Number: 811.08 I395-1

Anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th-century writers on issues related to social justice in American society.

Laughing out loud, I fly : poems in English and Spanish

Herrera, Juan Felipe.
Call Number: 811 H565-2

A collection of poems in Spanish and English about childhood, place, and identity.

Leave this song behind : teen poetry at its best

Call Number: 811.08 L4393

Teenage poets explore age-old themes of love and loss, creativity, and self-awareness. The poems are chosen from contributors of Teen Ink.

The pain tree, and other teenage angst-ridden poetry

Call Number: 811.08 P1445

This is a book of original poetry by and for teens. Dramatic, plaintive, despairing, and hopeful, this unusual collection has been gathered together by artists Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd and dramatically illustrated with stunning paintings.

Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems From WritersCorps.

Call Number: 811.08 P1485

The diverse voices of teens from San Francisco, Washington, DC, and the Bronx are brought together in a collection of poems written by teens who have taken part in writing programs run by a national nonprofit organization.

Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation

Call Number: 811.08 P7245

Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now, full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Dealing with the aftermath of war; unpacking the meaning of "the rape joke"; sharing the tender moments at the start of a love affair: these poems tell the world as they see it.

Poem in your pocket for young poets : 100 poems to rip out & read

Call Number: 811.08 P7431-1

The collection contains classic children's poems by Emily Dickinson and many others, as well as poems by today's most popular poets, from poet laureate Kay Ryan to Naomi Shihab Nye. Foster the love of poetry during National Poetry Month, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, or in the classroom any day of the school year.

Poems from homeroom : a writer's place to start

Appelt, Kathi, 1954-
Call Number: 811.08 A6468

A collection of poems about the experiences of young people and a section with information about how each poem was written to enable readers to create their own original poems.


Of poetry & protest : from Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Call Number: 811.08 O315

This work illuminates today's Black experience through the voices of transformative and powerful African American poets.  Included in this volume are the poems of 43 African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tracy K. Smith. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains personal essays on race such as "The Talk" by Jeannine Amber and works by Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka, and The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, as well as images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party. Taken together, Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America while also providing historical and cultural context.

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty

Heppermann, Christine.
Call Number: 808.1 H529

Free verse poems that explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations.

The spoken word revolution : slam, hip-hop, & the poetry of a new generation

Call Number: 811.08 S7625

Describes how contemporary poetry intended to be spoken out loud has brought about a revitalization of interest in poetry, and presents works by more than forty leading poets.

Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25

Call Number: 811.08 T5835

Voices from the March on Washington

Lewis, J. Patrick,
Call Number: 811 L6743-1

This poetry collection captures a multitude of voices from the 1963 March on Washington - and a multitude of experiences, hopes, and emotions.

Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

Voices of Highland Park : say what? teen poetry

Call Number: 808.1 V8895

In the spring of 2012 the Los Angeles Public Library brought in leading Angeleno poets to teach writing workshops for teens at the Arroyo Seco Regional Branch. They met twice each week to explore issues grounded in their experience growing up in Highland Park. This is their poetry.