I've rechecked the list sent to my school for the new Lit. component.
1. In the Midst of Hardship (poem)
2. He has such Quiet Eyes (poem)
3. Qwertyuiop (ss)
4. The Fruitcake Special (ss)
5. Gulp and Gasp (drama)
1. Nature (poem)
2. Are you still playing the flute (poem)
I haven't checked out the CD so can't give any comment yet.
Anyway, I've started teaching Latiff Mohidin's poem, and my students seem to have less problem understanding it [compared to the previous poems taught] , which is really good news.
Faizal, dont' ever believe that the new poems etc are for enjoyment only. They'll be tested in SPM next year laaaa, unless a miracle happens :P
The present SPM Fifth Formers will continue with the old component; they don't have to learn all these new poems etc. That should help teachers to spot the topics as there're only a few poems and short stories left which have not been tested in SPM for the past many years.
You might want to check out this blog by Mr.Faizal Abdullah who reviewed Latiff Mohidin's poem as well as other poems at http://tongodsthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-first-attempt.html