Editors Deep-Discount Book in Response to Pandemic

Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby Wilson, editors of Poetry of Presence, want to help you and those you care about through this pandemic. For a limited time they are offering the anthology  for $13 per copy, a savings of 40% off the regular price. (A shipping fee of $3 will be added.) Offer good while supplies last. Limit one book per customer please.

This offer is only available through this website. U.S. customers only.

Make your purchase here.

Stay well, everyone!


Tune in for “Poetry a la Carte” Interview

On Monday, May 7, at 5pm (Eastern), WMUA will air the “Poetry a la Carte” radio interview we editors did in March alongside contributing poet Pat Schneider about the anthology. The host is Daisy Mathias. She’s wonderful. We all had a great time.

To listen to the half-hour interview, go to http://www.wmua.org and click on “Listen Live” in the upper right. (If the website asks for your email address, just say “no” or click the X to escape that window.)

We hope you’ll tune in!

Airing It Out on “Poetry A La Carte”

On our recent swing through Connecticut and Massachusetts, we editors visited contributing poet Pat Schneider in Amherst. While there, the three of us ventured to the campus of University of Massachusetts-Amherst for a radio interview with Daisy Mathias, producer of “Poetry A La Carte.” WMUA-Amherst 91.1 FM airs the weekly program and also streams it at this link. During the program Mathias reads aloud from past and contemporary poets and occasionally features live interview and poetry-reading with a local poet.

Our half-hour recorded interview will be aired in the near future. We’ll share a link when it becomes available.

Daisy Mathias, producer of “Poetry A La Carte”

Because We Love You, a February Special!

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Okay, so we’re blushing a little.

Grace Cavalieri just listed Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems as “The Best Book of Mindfulness Poems” in her November “Exemplars” column for the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Grace produces “The Poet and the Poem” from the Library of Congress. She’s celebrating 40 years on-air. Thank you, Grace, for all you do for poetry!

Chicago Tribune Reviewer Says Our Anthology “Stirs the Soul”

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The illustration accompanying the online review.

Barbara Mahany has just penned a review of Poetry of Presence in her roundup of soulful books for The Chicago Tribune. Already online, the review will also appear in the paper’s Arts & Entertainment Section on Thursday.

“The power of poetry,” Mahany writes, “is its capacity to sneak up from behind and pry open the heart. Or the soul. It’s in that unanticipated moment when the truth of the poem rushes in and packs its indelible wallop. That’s when a poem, for some of us, becomes a prayer.” Read the rest of her column here.

We’re very grateful to Ms. Mahany for approaching us about including our anthology in her roundup. As if we would ever have turned her down!

Where are you reading?

Lucie A., from Sydney, Australia, sent us these lovely photos with a delightful message: “Your beautiful book made it all the way to Sydney, Australia. I absolutely love it. I read it very slowly … and the poems give me lots of peace, inspiration and joy. Thank you so much. Sending you a few photos from the places where I have been reading….”

Thanks so much, Lucie, for your support of the book and for your beautiful message and photos.

Now we’re wondering: Where are you reading Poetry of Presence? Drop us a note or send us a photo or video. We know you’re reading all over the U.S., and also in Dubai, India, South Africa, Ireland, England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium….