12th Grade Poetry
1. REQUIRED: Read and sticky note your favorite and least favorite poems in Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry by Billy Collins.
Be prepared to write an essay during the first week of school.
2. REQUIRED: Create an annotated anthology of your ten favorite poems (HONORS) or five favorite poems (CP) from the websites listed below. Click here for instructions on creating this anthology.
3. Optional: College Essay Brainstorming
You might find the brainstorm below useful in generating potential topics for a college essay. This will not be collected.
Click here to access the Brainstorming Worksheet
Stop by or email the High School Library to pick up your book.
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Topsfield Public Library 978-887-1528
Boxford Public Library 978-887-6352
Middleton Public Library 978-774-8132
1. HONORS and CP REQUIRED
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry by Billy Collins
A 180-degree turn implies a turning back—in this case, to poetry. A collection of 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, Poetry 180 represents the richness and diversity of the form, and is designed to beckon readers with a selection of poems that are impossible not to love at first glance. Open the anthology to any page and discover a new poem to cherish, or savor all the poems, one at a time, to feel the full measure of contemporary poetry’s vibrance and abundance.
“A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.” -Google Books
“Inspired by Billy Collins’s poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure.” -Goodreads.com