Bend, Don't Shatter by Rachel T. Cole
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Bend, Don't Shatter
By Rachel T. Cole

Bend, Don't Shatter

Poets on the Beginning of Desire

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Bend, Don't Shatter by Rachel T. Cole

Book Description

Bend Don t Shatter is an anthology of poetry for young adults that realistically and beautifully deals with what it means to come of age as gay, lesbian, transgender, or, as is perhaps more often the case in adolescence, totally confused. The anthology approaches the seemingly unnavigable territory of teenage sexuality and confusion with poems written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil, pain and excitement of adolescence and sexual coming of age. The poems are written with the insight and clarity of perspective and understanding that comes with years. The book shows that teenage sexuality is more nuanced and complicated than it is often given credit for. It is valuable in that it not only provides a service of sortsgiving young adults a thing with which they can identify, a thing that might comfort, console, explain, entertain, and illuminatebut also just as importantly, it brings the pleasures of poetry to an audience for whom poetry itself might seem as unfathomable as adulthood itself."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932360172
ISBN-10: 1932360174
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 9mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Soft Skull Press
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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