I'm happy to have a poem in this new anthology, The Best of the Barefoot Muse, published by Barefoot Muse Press. Editor and publisher Anna Evans has gathered together sixty poems from over fifty poets, all of whom had their poems selected from Evans' online journal, The Barefoot Muse, which for five years published formal and metrical poetry. The collection includes contemporary examples of the sonnet, villanelle, triolet, and sestina as well as more unusual forms such as the ghazal and the fib and many poems in structures of the poet's own devising.
I'm represented by the poem, "Love Test: A Ghazal." Here's a list of all the poets:
Mike Alexander Tiel Aisha Ansari Peter Austin Michael Battram Kendall A. Bell Kate Bernadette Benedict Kim Bridgford Chris Bullard Michael Cantor Catherine Chandler Edmund Conti Maryann Corbett Robert W. Crawford Erica Dawson Frank De Canio Jehanne Dubrow Robert Klein Engler Julie R. Enszer Annie Finch Carol Frith Ona Gritz Lois Marie Harrod Penny Harter Paul Hostovsky Juleigh Howard-Hobson A.M. Juster T.S. Kerrigan Deborah Kreuze David W. Landrum Quincy R. Lehr J. Patrick Lewis Diane Lockward Austin MacRae Laura Maffei James Scannell McCormick Susan McLean Rick Mullin Bruce W. Niedt Eric Norris Amber Norwood Chris O'Carroll Frank Osen Aaron Poochigian Ray Pospisil Jennifer Reeser David J. Rothman Marybeth Rua-Larsen E. Shaun Russell Paul Christian Stevens Clay Stockton Peter Swanson Gail White James S. Wilk
The collection is now available at Amazon, just in time for a wonderful holiday gift. In fact, what could be a better gift than a book of poetry? This one is very reasonably priced at $10.95.