Dismissing Voices of Resistance? Adolescent Girls and "Teen Angst" Poetry

  • Susan Hart University of Winnipeg
Keywords: Adolescent girls, Poetry, Self-expression, Youth development


This paper explores how the label "teen angst poetry" might serve to silence the voices of adolescent girls. It raises issues around how certain discourse traditions and communities label our words and then use these labels to either accept or dismiss our experience of the world.