When I started collecting for young readers, I decided that they needed a book like Poetspeak, in which poets speak through their poems but also through short essays. This collection follows the format that I had used in Poetspeak. I carefully selected poets whose poems were appropriate, but also those poets who could write a short accessible essay. This book is just about my best selling anthology. In print for over 15 years, it recently went into its 23rd printing.