Table of Contents for Secret of Me


How I Arrived
3(1)
Family Portrait
4(1)
Two Mothers
5(1)
Empty List Poem
6(1)
What I Remember: Summer
7(1)
Self-Portrait
8(1)
What I Want
9(1)
The Sense of Smell
10(1)
Reading My Poem ``What I Want'' to Mom
11(1)
The Broken Place
12(1)
Irish Chowder
13(2)
What Happened to Cathy (and Me) on the Playground in Third Grade
15(1)
My New ``Best Friend''
16(1)
Word Pictures of Kate & Bob
17(1)
Slumber Party
18(2)
What I Remember: Fall
20(1)
The Wave
21(2)
The Phone Call Stories
23(2)
Cathy's Story
25(1)
Jan Tells Her Story
26(2)
Broken Place II
28(1)
Parents Night at New Hook High School: The Uncensored Report
29(4)
e-Love
33(1)
Dumb
34(2)
What Sisters Are For
36(1)
Friends
37(1)
Another One of Us
38(2)
Adopt a Useless Blob (Signs I've Spotted)
40(1)
Crossing Our Hearts in the Dark
41(3)
History Lesson
44(1)
Different
45(1)
e-Love Gone Bad
46(1)
Food Fight
47(1)
The Box
48(2)
Love Sick
50(1)
What I Remember: Winter
51(1)
Searching Sestina
52(2)
Taboo Subject
54(1)
Five: Home Game
55(2)
Wishing
57(2)
What I Remember: Christmas
59(1)
Bad News, Good News
60(1)
Mistakes
61(2)
More Advice About Searching
63(1)
Crazy Love Pantoum
64(1)
A Secret's Out at Dinner
65(2)
What to Wear to the Dance? I Worry and Kate Gives Advice
67(1)
Dance
68(2)
Health Lesson
70(1)
A Matter of Loyalty
71(2)
Cathy's Best Advice
73(2)
What I Remember: Spring
75(1)
After Peter Meets My Family
76(1)
Sharing Secrets at James Bard State Park
77(2)
The Bird
79(1)
Meeting the Family of Peter Robert Woodward IV
80(2)
Why Not
82(1)
When I Was Little
83(1)
I'm American
84(1)
Debating the Secrets
85(3)
Girl Talk
88(1)
Kind of Saviors
89(1)
Broken Place III
90(1)
Cure for the Blues
91(1)
Late Spring Cleaning
92(2)
Life Lessons
94(5)
The Key
99(1)
Good Student
100(1)
Summer Job Blues
101(1)
Widening the Circle
102(2)
Two of Me
104(2)
Notes for a Letter I Might Write Someday
106(2)
In My Room, I Read Dad a Poem
108(1)
Afterword
109(7)
Guide to This Book's Poetics
116(5)
Some Poems Lizzie Loves
121(12)
The Cows at Night by Hayden Carruth
121(2)
Homage to my Hips by Lucille Clifton
123(1)
Victims of the Latest Dance Craze by Cornelius Eady
124(3)
Names of Horses by Donald Hall
127(1)
Cinderella by Anne Sexton
128(3)
Song of Myself (excerpts) by Walt Whitman
131(2)
Recommended Books About Poetry 133(1)
Recommended Books About Adoption 134(1)
Acknowledgments 135