Teen Poetry Collections

Teen Collections Overview

Writing by teens in jail, on the streets, leading difficult lives

Pongo has facilitated THOUSANDS of wonderful teen poems that are poignant and surprising and powerful -- and that offer a different perspective on some young people who are in deep distress but also very resilient.

We have samples of several hundred poems here, including poetry from juvenile detention, the state psychiatric hospital for children, and other Pongo sites.

Pongo's 14 published books are represented in the titles to the left, as well as collections of Pongo poetry that are as yet unpublished... (You can buy Pongo books through our bookstore.)





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