Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Little PR

It is with gratitude that I give a shout-out to the following editors, who selected a poem of mine to include in their recently released anthologies:

Diane Lockward, Editor and Publisher, Terrapin Books

Diane released A Constellation of Kisses earlier this month. Editor of the volume, she selected more than 100 poems, each one about kisses. Lee Upton, who wrote the wonderful Foreword, describes the anthology as "an inspired collection" in subject and range. It is certainly that, and a fun read as well. (Don't forget to pick up a copy to save for Valentine's Day.)

Front Cover

I am proud to share space in the anthology with such poets as Kelly Russell Agodon, Nin Andrews, Ellen Bass, Denise Duhamel, Tami Haaland, Dorrianne Laux, Marjorie Maddox, Susan Rich, and Baron Wormser. Here's the complete list of poets (click on the image for a better view):

Back Cover

Follow Terrapin Books on FaceBook, where Diane is featuring poems from the book.

Janette Schafer, Cedric Rudolph, and Matthew Ussia, Editors, Social Justice Anthologies, Publication Affiliate of Beautiful Cadaver, Project Pittsburgh

A chance happening on FaceBook introduced me to the wonderful Beautiful Cadaver project, which published in February 2019 The Dreamers Anthology: Writing Inspired by the Lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Anne Frank. Celebrating the 90th birthdays of these revered historical figures (both were born in 1929), the anthology presents work by more than 50 poets and prose writers from five countries. Given my deep interest in social justice issues, I am especially proud to be included in "Voices", one of five sections in the anthology. My poem is about Anne Frank.

Front Cover

Back Cover

I'm delighted to note that another of my poems will be published in Beautiful Cadaver's second publishing project of 2019, Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me? Women Over 40 Write on Aging. That anthology, to be published later this year, will include poems, essays, and dramatic works from women or female-identifying writers. 

Also see my post of July 29, 2019, in which I share the link to one of my current-event poems that appears at Poets Reading the News.

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

WOW! Congratulations. Well deserved.