Monday, January 17, 2011

Sixty Poems for HAITI

'This collection comprises 60 poems from authors ranging in age from 12 to 89 and located in the West Indies, UK, Ireland and Europe. Some contributors are seasoned - even famous - poets; some beginners; the only brief we gave folk was to send us a poem for Haiti. Some have responded directly, or elliptically, to the traumatic events on and after the earthquake of January 2010; others have sent a selection from their recent work as gifts to the people of Haiti. All of them have given their work for free, the aim being to swell the fund for the reconstructive work on the island - and of course to provide a good stimulating read.'
Ian Dieffenthaller
It was such a small thing to do, donating my poem, Second Coming  to this anthology for the people of Haiti. I hope the book continues to sell well to augment the funds for this,  the most worthy of causes.

The book is available from:

Cane Arrow Press
PO Box 219


And the Story Isn't Over...

'Lidia Vianu's interest in English language poetry encompasses the fields of criticism, theory and translation. The translation projects she has created are ambitious, wide-ranging and enormously valuable. In this book there is collected together the work of a considerable number of British poets, each represented by a single poem, with translations as well as a CD with still more. It provides a fascinating insight into a range of poetic voices, and, by presenting the work in biligual form throughout, offers pleaseure in both languages. As someone who has worked closely with Romanian translators in the past I am delighted to see so much effort come to such fruition. As the title says, And the Story Isn't Over. May it go on for a long time'.
George Szirtes

I am proud to have my poem Moving On included in this wonderful anthology which is available from:

Anne Stewart  
poetry p f 
20 Clovelly Way,
Orpington, Kent
BR6 0WD £7.99  (with CD £11.99)
ISBN 978-0-9552040-0-5

Cover Artwork: Russi Dordi