Some of the poetry/writing books we may be referring to for writing assignments are listed below:

Traveling at High Speeds by John Rybicki

I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You by Naomi Shihab Nye and Paul B. Janeczko
19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nye
What have you lost? by Naomi Shihab Nye
Movin’ Teen Poets Take Voice edited by Dave Johnson
Crafting a Life by Donald M. Murray

Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching about Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word by Linda Christensen

Poets of the non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the Mc Carthy Era edited by Estelle Gershgoren Novak

Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises by Stephen Dunning and William Stafford

(Add poetry from various cultures and minorities)


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