Many students have a phobia for poetry; and some teachers feel they are not sufficiently equipped to handle this genre. And yet poetry is the oldest, the most pleasing, in fact, the most musical of all the literary genres. The big question then is: why don’t students enjoy poetry? And a related one: why don’t teachers encourage their students to enjoy poetry? The Joy of Poetry An Integrated Poetry Course for Secondary Schools attempts to answer these questions. It also tries to address the aspects of poetry that are tested In Paper 101/1 of KCSE English Examination -Oral and Performance features and those that are tested in Paper 101/2 literary comprehension and grammar. The book contains sufficient practice exercises for the two mentioned papers. Answers for the same are also given. It is thus an invaluable revision aid for those preparing for the KCSE English examination. For the users of this book, we can only say: enjoy poetry and good luck in your examinations.