A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY is a delightful book-length poem that spreads the wonder and joy that is New York, as told through the words of its young people.
As part of an unprecedented series of T&W poetry workshops, New York City children and teens were challenged to write about what it was like to live, learn, and play in New York City. The poems were collected and edited into this book, published by Universe (an imprint of Rizzoli New York). Their words provide readers of all ages an honest, kid’s-eye view of the melting pot of cultures, ideas, and excitement found within the five boroughs of New York City. Lyrical, heartfelt, and bursting with imagination, A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY proves that a poem can be as vast and exciting as the greatest city in the world.
A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY was a finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for Picture Books (Children's).
A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY is a carefully crafted adaptation of thousands of poems written by New York City youth. T&W writers conducted poetry programs throughout the five boroughs to generate the raw material for this extraordinary book. Read kids' poems here, and check back regularly to read new poetry!
Use the writing prompts and exercises that inspired and generated A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY. Have you come up with a new poetry exercises for your own community-wide poetry project? Send your lessons to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post them here to share them with others
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