Risking Intensity: Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students
Risking Intensity is a book about drawing on the self—to study poetry, to write it, and to share it. Judith Michaels approaches the subject at both the personal and practical levels, opening the world of poetry to her classes through carefully planned strategies. Poems by students and teacher illustrate each topic. We also hear the cadences of published poets—of Keats, Wordsworth, Clifton, Thomas, Komunyakaa, Basho, and others. 188 pp. 1999. Grades 9–12. ISBN 10: 0-8141-4171-4; ISBN 13: 978-0-8141-4171-7.