The Body Eclectic
An Anthology of Poems
By Patrice Vecchione
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805069358, 208pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 2002
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The first poetry anthology for teens to address one of their foremost concerns-the body.
Experienced anthologist and teacher Patrice Vecchione has put together an immensely powerful group of poems, all of which address a unifying theme of major interest to teens-the body. Drawing on poems both serious and silly and poets from Shakespeare to Lucille Clifton, The Body Eclectic looks at what our bodies are, what they are not, how we love them and taunt them, what they give us, and what they take away.
A wonderful collection of poems on a hot topic for teens, and a perfect gift and companion in one of the most universal struggles of adolescence.
Patrice Vecchione is the editor of Truth and Lies: An Anthology of Poems for young adults, several adult anthologies, and the author of a collection of poems and the recently published Writing and the Spiritual Life. For more than twenty years, Ms. Vecchione has taught poetry to children and adults in schools, libraries, and community centers through her program The Heart of the Word. She lives in Del Rey Oaks, California.