Teen Angst A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry

Edited by Sara Bynoe

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

224 Pages


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Here is the first collection of teen angst poetry ever published. Inspired by the popularity of her interactive website, editor Sara Bynoe has compiled the definitive teen angst reader. Divided into 12 categories, including "I Am Alone—and No One Understands My Pain" and "School" and "Obvious Metaphors," the poems in this book will speak to anyone who has ever written truly terrible, meditative, or self-indulgent poetry.

All of the poets featured in this collection are now adults—and are living happy, angst-free lives. However, for this special anthology, they have agreed to reveal these funny, scary, telling—and familiar—excerpts from their tattered old notebooks. Along with the poems, each poet has included a short introduction, giving background information on the work in question.

Bynoe concludes her off-beat and unique collection of verse with a brief "How to Write Teen Angst Poetry" checklist.


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23-year-old Sara Bynoe lives in Vancouver, where she is an actress and a recovering teen angst poet.
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  • Edited by Sara Bynoe

  • Sara Bynoe lives in Vancouver, where she is an actress, writer, and performer. She created www.TeenAngstPoetry.com with her brother in 2000.