Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers (Hardcover)

By Betsy Franco-Feeney (Editor)
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From an acclaimed anthologist comes this unforgettable collection
of one hundred poems by teenagers, capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love.

"But what I'll really mean is
are you ready to dive in?
This is not falling,
this is landing."

— From "Gift" by Portia Carryer, age 16

The poets are straight, gay, lesbian, bi, or transgender. They live next door or across an ocean; they are innocent or experienced; their lyric explorations range from new love to stale love, obsession to ennui, ecstasy to heartbreak, and every nuance in between. Whether the romantic escapades described are touching, comical, or tragic, whether the feelings expressed are tender and sweet or brutal and biting, readers will find the love these young poets openly share to be exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating. Here is a collection to turn to again and again, because life and love keep on changing.

About the Author

Franco earned a B.A. in studio art at Stanford University, and an M. Ed. from Lesley Collegein Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763634377
ISBN-10: 0763634379
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: December 9th, 2008
Pages: 144
Language: English