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Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry


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Author's Note

Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They are intended to be listened to, and I suggest that all members of the school community be included as readers. A great time for the readings would be following the end of daily announcements over the public address system.

Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure. I hope Poetry 180 becomes an important and enriching part of the school day.

Billy Collins
Poet Laureate of the United States

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smartchick.nina, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by smartchick.nina)
Fantastic anthology. Tons of new poets that I fell in love with, and all the poems are really accessible -- but don't think "accessible" means "silly" or "childish" -- all these poems are fabulous on their own. It's the perfect book to introduce a new reader to poetry or for someone who is wary of poetry. My personal favorites include "To You" by Kenneth Koch, "Cartoon Physics, Part I" by Nick Flynn, and many more.
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Collins, Billy
Random House Trade
Collins, Billy
Selected and with an Introduction by Billy Collins
Collins, Billy
New York
American - General
Anthologies (multiple authors)
American poetry
21st century
American poetry - 21st century
Poetry -Anthologies
poetry;anthology;poetry anthology;american;non-fiction
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"Review" by , "Where was this book when I was struggling to teach Creative Writing: Contemporary Poetry to juniors and seniors in high school? Any such course today has to consider Poetry 180 as a textbook and every library needs a copy on its shelves."
"Synopsis" by , Collecting 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, "Poetry 180" is the perfect anthology for poetry lovers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure to read.
"Synopsis" by , A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by Americas Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Inspired by Billy Collinss poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure.

A 180-degree turn implies a turning back—in this case, to poetry. A collection of 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, Poetry 180 represents the richness and diversity of the form, and is designed to beckon readers with a selection of poems that are impossible not to love at first glance. Open the anthology to any page and discover a new poem to cherish, or savor all the poems, one at a time, to feel the full measure of contemporary poetrys vibrance and abundance.

With poems by Catherine Bowman, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Edward Hirsch, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Levine, Thomas Lux, William Matthews, Frances Mayes, Paul Muldoon, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Katha Pollitt, Mary Jo Salter, Charles Simic, David Wojahn, Paul Zimmer, and many more.

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