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Ron Koertge

Autor(a) de Stoner & Spaz

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About the Author

A prolific writer, Ron Koertge is the author of many books of poetry, prose, novels-in-verse, and fiction for teenagers. His most recent book, Sex World, was released in Fall 2014 from Red Hen Press. Ron is the recipient of grants from the N.E.A. and the California Arts Council. His books have been mostrar mais honored by the American Library Association and two have received PEN awards, among other accolades. He currently lives in South Pasadena, CA. mostrar menos

Obras por Ron Koertge

Stoner & Spaz (2001) 494 exemplares
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup (2003) 283 exemplares
Strays (2007) 188 exemplares
Boy Girl Boy (2005) 149 exemplares
Margaux with an X (2004) 136 exemplares
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs (2010) 134 exemplares
The Brimstone Journals (2001) 130 exemplares
The Arizona Kid (1988) 122 exemplares
Deadville (2008) 103 exemplares
Coaltown Jesus (2013) 93 exemplares
Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz II (2011) 64 exemplares
Where the Kissing Never Stops (1981) 43 exemplares
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright (1994) 32 exemplares
The Harmony Arms (1992) 23 exemplares
The Ogre's Wife (2013) 19 exemplares
The Boy in the Moon (1979) 18 exemplares
Geography of the Forehead (2000) 14 exemplares
The Heart of the City (1998) 13 exemplares
Vampire Planet (2016) 7 exemplares
Sex World (2014) 6 exemplares
Fever (2006) 5 exemplares
Father Poems (1973) 4 exemplares
Indigo (2009) 3 exemplares
Olympusville (2018) 3 exemplares
12 Photographs of Yellowstone (1976) 2 exemplares
100 Things to Write About (1997) 2 exemplares
Yellow Moving Van (2018) 2 exemplares
High School Dirty Poems (1991) 1 exemplar
The Boogeyman (1980) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contribuidor — 774 exemplares
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuidor — 365 exemplares
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity (2009) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Artista da capa — 190 exemplares
On the Fringe: Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 181 exemplares
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Team Avatar Tales (2019) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Stories that Cover All the Bases (2008) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities (2008) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Every Man for Himself: Ten Original Stories About Being a Guy (2005) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
What Are You Afraid Of?: Stories about Phobias (2006) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Destination Unexpected: Short Stories (2003) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty (2007) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
What a Song Can Do: 12 Riffs on the Power of Music (2004) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Twelve Shots (1997) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns (2015) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Things I'll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves (2015) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Stooge Thirteen, Spring 1975 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Telephone #11 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



“Stoner & Spaz” is a story about two possibly-but-not-likely average teens living in the L.A. suburbs. It is a great story, and Ron Koertge has terrific timing. Ben is sixteen-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who one day holds an extended conversation with one of his classmates, a girl who loves drugs. They have almost nothing in common, but become interesting events in each other’s lives. Despite, or perhaps because of, his grandmother’s disapproval, Ben falls for Colleen. But can he handle? Side plot: Ben is a film aficionado and his new divorcee neighbor is a free spirit that has dabbled in film-making with a documentary on heart-donor recipients. Ben decides to create his own. Some of the story are cliché and predictable. And the story plot is one expected from an after-school special. However, the details and dialogue Koertge levers are quite honest and real. He writes an interesting commentary on adolescent life today.… (mais)
mimo | 26 outras críticas | Dec 18, 2023 |
Poor. Cliched, a bit trite & stereotyped. :(
MakebaT | 9 outras críticas | Sep 3, 2022 |
So this is the fourth poetry book I've read today. I love the month of April when I start my Poetry unit in my classroom. This book may just bet he one that pulls in my reluctant boys. Kevin loves nothing more than playing baseball. Suddenly he is knocked out of playing by a severe case of Mono. He barely has the strength to walk across the room. Not only can he not play baseball, but he can't go to school. When he isn't napping he has started writing poetry. His writer father has given him a notebook. In his father's office he finds a book about writing poetry that he sneaks to his room. He doesn't want anyone to know that he is writing poetry. For him this becomes a way of looking at and dealing with so many things in his life. It is a way of connecting with his thoughts and feelings about losing his mother. So loved this book. I can't wait to read the second one, "Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs".… (mais)
skstiles612 | 15 outras críticas | Apr 24, 2022 |
Eh. If you’re looking for really thought provoking poetic twists on fairy tale stories, go find Anne Sexton’s Transformations. This one’s contemporary, and a really fast read, but the best thing about the book is the title. I suppose if you've got reluctant readers, it might be a decent choice, but it just feels like something dumbed down for teen readers.
jennybeast | 27 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2022 |



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