collected by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong
In this second PoetryTagTime anthology, p*tag, 31 poets speak to the complicated lives of today's teens, with quirky, reflective, and soulful poems about love and longing, war and worry, tattoos, piercings, watching people, being watched, broken lives, luck, burping up kittens, and more.
The list of contributors is a "who's who" of the best poets for young people, including YA poets and verse novelists Jen Bryant, Naomi Shihab Nye, Margarita Engle, Allan Wolf, Betsy Franco, Paul Janeczko, Helen Frost, Newbery Honor winner Joyce Sidman, current Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis, and poetry legend Lee Bennett Hopkins.
Readers can play P*TAG on their own by writing a poem about a photo from the photo library blog and comparing it to the P*TAG poem that was inspired by that same photo. More info at www.PoetryTagTime.com.