Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Local Poetry, Part 2

Speaking of local poetry, check out the excellent new issue of the DC-area’s preeminent online poetry journal, Beltway Poetry Quarterly. With a theme of “the evolving city,” this issue is an anthology of 36 poems that address the multiplicity of ways that cities change over time.

Co-edited by Teri Ellen Cross and Kim Roberts, the featured authors are:

Abdul Ali * Joseph Awad * Kimberly L. Becker * Japheth Brubaker * Rick Cannon * Kenneth Carroll * Grace Cavalieri * William Claire * Ramola D * Heather Davis * Mark DeFoe * Greta Ehrig * Mark Ftizgerald * Martin Galvin * Brian Gilmore * Fannie H. Gray * Daniel Gutstein * Jessica Haney * Joyce Latham * Grisella Martinez * E. Ethelbert Miller * Kathleen O'Toole * Jose Padua * Linda Pastan * John Peacock * Elizabeth Poliner * Katy Richey * Joseph Ross * Carly Sachs * David Salner * Kate Powell Shine * Tanya Snyder * Dan Vera * Joshua Weiner * Rosemary Winslow * Katherine E. Young

It’s fascinating to see how these poets make artful aspects of our daily landscape (“Running Errands” by Heather Davis, "K Street, Deconstructing" by Joyce E. Latham). And it’s always a pleasure to read new work by two of my personal local favorite local poets, E. Ethelbert Miller and Linda Pastan.

For more information, go here.


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