Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Best Multi-Poet Anthologies for Young People

There are many, many wonderful poetry anthologies published for children, full of poems by different poets. In addition, new poets often appear FIRST in anthologies before publishing their own individual collections of poetry. Here is a beginning list of some of the most popular and acclaimed poetry anthologies that include quality works by a variety of poets gathered around many interesting themes and topics.

The list begins:
  1. Brenner, Barbara. Ed. 1994. The Earth is Painted Green: A Garden of Poems about Our Planet. New York: Scholastic.
  2. Brenner, Barbara. Ed. 2000. Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
  3. Clinton, Catherine. Ed. 1993/1998. I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  4. Cohn, Amy L. Ed. 1993. From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs. New York: Scholastic.
  5. Cullinan, Bernice and Wooten, Deborah. Eds. 2009. Another Jar of Tiny Stars; Poems by NCTE Award-winning Poets. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills.

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