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Betty Franco Falling Hard | 20-Feb-09

We have just added a new anthology of love poems by teenagers to our collection, Falling Hard, edited by Betty Franco. The poems were gathered together by email from around the world, without the editor knowing anything about the identity of the poets. This beautifully produced book gives a voice to young poets - as the editor notes in her introduction, "Think about it. Who better to discuss the nuances of love's joy and pain than teenagers?"

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Falling Hard joins other books of particular interest to young adults in the Poetry Library. Why not try:

Aleutian sparrow / HESSE, KAREN -- London : Simon & Schuster: Simon & Schuster, (Book) - Child collection 

Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters [compact disc] : reading from their poetry / PETERS, ANDREW FUSEK; PETERS, POLLY; Peters, Andrew Fusek (reader); Peters, Polly (reader) -- Stroud, Gloucestershire: Poetry Archive, (Compact disc) - Adult collection 

Angst: teen verses from the edge -- New York: Workman Publishing: Workman Publishing, (Book) - Child anthology 

Abstract: Compiled from the best poems of the popular teen web community PlanetKiki.com. Includes writing exercises , explanations of forms and poetic terms and brief biographies of the poets. 

Fifty strong : fifty poems chosen by teenagers for teenagers / Goodwin, Daisy (foreword) -- Oxford: Heinemann, (Book) - Child anthology 

Abstract: Poems selected by teenagers 

Girl coming in for a landing : a novel in poems / WAYLAND, APRIL HALPRIN -- New York: Alfred A. Knopf: Alfred A. Knopf, (Book) - Child collection 

Kaleidoscope / MSEBELE, JAMAL -- London: Ill-literation, (Book) - Child collection 

Poems with attitude / PETERS, ANDREW FUSEK; PETERS, POLLY -- London: Hodder Wayland: Hodder Wayland, (Book) - Child collection 

The ropes / Hannah, Sophie (introduction); Hegley, John (introduction) -- Newcastle upon Tyne: Diamond Twig, (Book) - Child anthology 

Abstract: Mainly new and commissioned poems, divided into poems by women edited by Sophie Hannah and poems by men edited by John Hegley. Includes a photograph of each poet when they were a teenager (if available) 

Wall / PHETHEAN, ELLEN -- Middlesbrough: Smokestack Books, (Book) - Child collection 

You hear me? : poems and writing by teenage boys -- Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press: Candlewick Press, (Book) - Child anthology

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