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Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire

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Bend Dont Shatter is an anthology of poetry for young adults that realistically and beautifully deals with what it means to come of age as gay, lesbian, transgender, or, as is perhaps more often the case in adolescence, totally confused. The anthology approaches the seemingly unnavigable territory of teenage sexuality and confusion with poems written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil, pain and excitement of adolescence and sexual coming of age. The poems are written with the insight and clarity of perspective and understanding that comes with years.

The book shows that teenage sexuality is more nuanced and complicated than it is often given credit for. It is valuable in that it not only provides a service of sorts—giving young adults a thing with which they can identify, a thing that might comfort, console, explain, entertain, and illuminate—but also just as importantly, it brings the pleasures of poetry to an audience for whom poetry itself might seem as unfathomable as adulthood itself.

Synopsis:

This new poetry anthology navigates the rocky waters of teenage sexuality and confusion with insight, clarity, and understanding. The poems were written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil and excitement of their own adolescent sexual explorations but now have the perspective and sense of self that come with growing up. They employ concrete details — reaching across car seats, the electric touch of fingertips — as well as more ephemeral concepts, such as facing desire as powerful as a thunderstorm.

Offering comfort, illumination, and acceptance, the book reflects the nuances and complications of teenage sexuality, and explores the confused joy of it, the bright desire, the shame and isolation, the shock of sexual discovery, and the thrill — or horror — of waking up to a new identity. The poems give teens new insight and new language for dealing with gender issues as a whole.

Synopsis:

Poems to bring comfort, consolation and joy to an audience for whom poetry itself might seem as unfathomable as the adulthood they face.

Synopsis:

Offering comfort, illumination, and acceptance, the poems in Bend, Don't Shatter explore the nuances and complications of teenage sexuality, and the thrill — or horror — of waking up to a new identity. The poems were written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil and excitement of their own adolescent sexual explorations but now have the perspective and sense of self that come with growing up. They employ concrete details — reaching across car seats, the electric touch of fingertips — as well as more ephemeral concepts, such as facing desire as powerful as a thunderstorm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932360172
Editor:
Rachel, T. Cole
Editor:
Costello, Rita D.
Editor:
Rachel, T. Cole; Costello, Rita D.
Editor:
Rachel, T. Cole
Editor:
Costello, Rita D.
Author:
Costello, Rita D.
Author:
Rachel, T. Cole
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press
Location:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Sexual orientation
Subject:
Desire
Subject:
Gay youth
Subject:
Young adult poetry, American
Subject:
Erotic poetry, American.
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2004-1
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
850x550
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 120 pages Soft Skull Press - English 9781932360172 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This new poetry anthology navigates the rocky waters of teenage sexuality and confusion with insight, clarity, and understanding. The poems were written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil and excitement of their own adolescent sexual explorations but now have the perspective and sense of self that come with growing up. They employ concrete details — reaching across car seats, the electric touch of fingertips — as well as more ephemeral concepts, such as facing desire as powerful as a thunderstorm.

Offering comfort, illumination, and acceptance, the book reflects the nuances and complications of teenage sexuality, and explores the confused joy of it, the bright desire, the shame and isolation, the shock of sexual discovery, and the thrill — or horror — of waking up to a new identity. The poems give teens new insight and new language for dealing with gender issues as a whole.

"Synopsis" by , Poems to bring comfort, consolation and joy to an audience for whom poetry itself might seem as unfathomable as the adulthood they face.
"Synopsis" by , Offering comfort, illumination, and acceptance, the poems in Bend, Don't Shatter explore the nuances and complications of teenage sexuality, and the thrill — or horror — of waking up to a new identity. The poems were written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil and excitement of their own adolescent sexual explorations but now have the perspective and sense of self that come with growing up. They employ concrete details — reaching across car seats, the electric touch of fingertips — as well as more ephemeral concepts, such as facing desire as powerful as a thunderstorm.
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