I Just Hope It's Lethal

Poems of Sadness, Madness, and Joy

By Rosenberg, Liz & November, Deena

Publishers Summary:
The teenage years are a time filled with sadness, madness, joy, and all the messy stuff in between. Sometimes it feels that every day brings a new struggle, a new concern, a new reason to stay in bed with the shades drawn. But between moments of despair and confusion often come times of great clarity and insight, when you might think, like the poet Rumi, "Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!" It is moments like these that have inspired the touching, honest, and gripping poems found in I Just Hope It's Lethal: Poems of Sadness, Madness, and Joy. After all, what's normal anyway? This collection includes poems by Charles Bukowski, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, T. S. Eliot, Edgar Allen Poe, W. B. Yeats, Dorothy Parker, Jane Kenyon, and many more, including teenage writers and up-and-coming poets.

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ISBN
978-0-61856-452-1
Publisher
Graphia Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2005

Gr 9-Up The poems in this diverse collection range from classic (Shakespeare, Lord Byron) to modern (by the compilers themselves). While some of selections might be too complex and antique for reluctant readers, most of the pieces are powerfully written and easy to understan...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2005

Rosenberg and November have arranged this poetry collection that focuses on depression and related themes into five sections. "Sadness without Reason: Moods" contains poems about depression but also about other intense moods experienced in adolescence; another section explores "the ways in which the world itself can be deranged"; a third includes poems about being "crazy in love"; another section is about madne...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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