Several years ago, a group of friends put together this poetry anthology, Brilliant Coroners, published through my nascent publishing house, Phoenicia. We've never done a really effective job of promoting it, but I was looking through it again recently, and remarking to myself that it contains some truly wonderful work by many bloggers and poets you may have heard of in these pages...several of whom who've since published books of their own and are even gaining an international literary reputation.
Thanks to the excellent work of editors Rachel Rawlins and Rachel Barenblat, I think you'll find that the work inside is of consistently high quality. The cover was a collaboration between Dave Bonta, who took the original photograph, and Marja-Leena Rathje and Natalie d'Arbeloff.
The poets are:
Elizabeth Adams, Ivy Alvarez, Rachel Barenblat, Maria Benet, Dave Bonta, Teju Cole, Natalie d'Arbeloff, Dale Favier, Dick Jones, Alison Kent, Leslee Masten, Tom Montag, Jean Morris, Rachel Rawlins, Peter Stephens, Anne-Mieke Swart, and B.E. Wing
It's on sale through tomorrow, and is inexpensive anyway. To take a look inside, here's a link. It seems like a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month, and the joy of collaborating with others to keep poetry -- and our own enthusiasm for it -- alive.