A friend sent me this blog post you wrote that has studies about how poetry and empathy feed on each other. I don’t know about poetry but I’d like to learn to read it. And I’d like my teenaged daughter to have more empathy as you could imagine even though you have sons. Can you tell me books to get?

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  1. Penelope Trunk
    Penelope Trunk says:


    I would buy this one if my kids and I were going to read a poem each night. (Which I might actually do…)
    https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Book-Contemporary-American-Poetry/dp/1400030935/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1535822864&sr=8-2&keywords=poetry+anthology+contemporary

    This poetry is very easy to understand and will avoid typical frustrations that come with trying to read poetry without a teacher.
    https://www.amazon.com/Just-Hope-Its-Lethal-Sadness/dp/0618564527/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1493424296&sr=8-1&keywords=i+just+hope+it%27s+lethal&linkCode=sl1&tag=teachthoughtgiftguide-20&linkId=5dee6d6764aa5ef8cb3a0d932e14e944

    This your kid is a hipster, buy this anthology. If she likes contemporary composers, knows the art scene, wants to be on the cutting edge, these poets are the future canon of her generation.
    https://www.amazon.com/Please-Excuse-This-Poem-Generation/dp/0670014796/ref=zg_bs_17450_13?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6Q8RSQ3TJRGZZ33YE4EC

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