Looking for Your Name

I'd have to call this book my most "political" collection, in that the poems I selected address some of the important topics of our times, like pollution, AIDS, war, nuclear accidents, and all that is delicate or endangered. Unfortunately, it seems that little progress has been made solving many of the issues raised in these poems. The flip side is that poets, perhaps more than ever, are writing poems that continue to examine these themes. I was glad that I had a chance to collect such topical poems in what was one of my last anthologies for young adult readers.