There is no moment quite as exciting to young adults as when they first discover themselves inside a poem. With this in mind, the editors of this eclectic collection chose 114 works that speak to the many moods and concerns of modern kids. The poems are loosely grouped by theme, each section subtly illustrated by a thought-provoking black-and-white photograph. Topics range from the personal to the political, from the natural world to the city streets, and are approached from every angle by famous and lesser-known poets, including Phyllis McGinley, Ezra Pound, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carl Sandburg, Paul Dehn, Eve Merriam, Maxine Kumin, and William Carlos Williams. Full of wit and wisdom, designed to inspire conversation as well as introspection, this magnificent collection is ideal for classroom use as well as individual exploration.