Poetry controversy in Kansas.

Although I guess it isn't much of a controversy, considering the fact that it was teacher who originally complained, and that no one seems to be defending the books.

The books are Things I Have to Tell You : Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls and You Hear Me? : Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys.

Every review I've read has:

A) been quite positive and
B) been very upfront about the gritty content.

And, DUH.  They're collections of poetry written by TEENAGERS!  What do they think the books are going to be like?  Emily Dickinson?