highlights some of the feelings and emotions experienced by teenagers -
whether they have special and additional educational needs and
disabilities, belong to minority groups, or just feel like the odd one
out. It homes in on topics close to teenage hearts - unrequited love,
isolation, unfairness, prejudice. This thought-provoking collection of
poems on the theme of not fitting in has poems that range from funny to inspirational to deeply moving, and features some of the best poets
around, including Jan Dean, James Carter, Andrew Fusek Peters and Rachel
Rooney. The collection is published in association with nasen, and a donation will be made to nasen for each copy sold.
Roger Stevens has put together many poetry anthologies, including Let's Recycle Grandad, The Secret Life of Pants, which was selected for the 2007 Reading Challenge, and A Million Brilliant Poems (Part One) for A&C Black. He runs the 'Poetry Zone' website for children and leads poetry workshops for schools.