Uncommon Core: Contemporary Fiction for Living and Learning
A revolutionary one-of-a-kind poetry anthology, Uncommon Core: Contemporary Fiction for Learning and Living, features several authors from around the country. In 2013, students from Red Beard Press’ editorial board at the Neutral Zone decided they weren't seeing enough contemporary poetry in their high school classrooms & they decided to do something about it. They embarked on a journey to create what they wanted to see – the ultimate collection of contemporary poems for classroom use. This is the second of the series, following Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poetry for Learning and Living.
Red Beard Press created an open call for submissions which was sent around the country. The response was overwhelming. The editors spent six months combing through submissions ranging from emerging poets who had never previously been published to major award-winners and National Book Award Finalists and ferreting out which poems they thought would make the collection strongest. Now the book is finally here and it's beautiful and it's got eye-popping, ear-electrifying fiction from authors such as Shira Erlichman, Inez Tan, Elli DeLing, Emily Nagin, and others. This unique collection aims to be in classrooms and on bookshelves across the country.
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