Teen Poetry Collections

Trapped in the Ghetto & The Other Piece of Me

This Pongo's second collection of writing by teenagers in King County Juvenile Detention in Seattle, Washington. These youths are awaiting trial or serving sentences for a variety of offenses, from running away and truancy to prostitution, shoplifting, drug-dealing, and violent crimes. Richard Gold volunteered during the school program within detention (Seattle Public Schools) to help the teens write about their lives. Please read the sample poems below.

This is Pongo Publishing's fourth teen publication, printed August 1999.

Selected Poems from This Collection

It's What You Dream For
Earliest Memories
The Other Piece Of Me, My Father
Looking For Love
Why You Leave Me?
Just Another Girl


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