An intense collection of urgent and inspiring poetry featuring WI poet-- Araceli Esparza, NY poet-- Anne Whitehouse, and Kansas Poet Laureate-- Huascar Medina.

Plus, thirty-five international poets from the top of the Swiss Alps, across Havana, to the sky rises of Manhattan and Tokyo. This collection speaks to issues of boundaries of the mind, the heart, the spirit. This book features several artists and is designed by Kevin Callahan, including cover artist, Samantha Malay who is the textile designer and photographer, and Mano Sotelo is the award-winning feature artist in the collection with his meditative portraits.

Araceli Esparza, a Latinx poeta, writer, and one of the founders of www.midwestmuheres.com  says about this book. "We all believe in the power of belonging." These poems are not just about identity. Editor, Polly Alice McCann explains, "You could say this collection of poetry is a table where we come together. But it's harder than that. It's hard, like the flatbed of a truck which all of in the back for a ride. Each poem is urgent, gripping, I'd like to think it takes the reader on a journey past the edge where we can be together."

Katie Afshar

Omar Bárcena

Jill Bronfman

Michelle Brooks

Tara Carnes

Don Cellini

Paul Dresman

Alan Dunnett

Kristin Gallagher

Araceli Esparza

Mark Fitzpatrick

Malcolm Glass

Jeffrey Hantover

Eric Machan Howd

Donna Isaac

Vicci Jacobs

A. Kaiser

David Lohrey

Anthony Thomas Lombardi

Evamaria Lugo

Katharyn Howd Machan

Samantha Malay

Janet McMillian Rives

Huascar Medina

Cécile Oumhani

Eloísa Pérez-Lozano

Janet M. Powers

Bruce Pratt

Julie Sellers

Mary Silwance

Mano Sotelo

NOBODY the Poet

Joe Weintraub

Anne Whitehouse

Megan Wildhood

Guinotte Wise

Our International Poetry Contest with winning poems from 2019 in English Spanish and French to be released June 1, 2020.

The Very Edge

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