The Best of Toadlily Press, New and Selected Poems

 

The Best of Toadlily Press: New and Selected Poems (2011) features work by all of our Quartet Series authors and many of the eminent literary figures who have supported Toadlily Press during its first five years. Each of the 24 poets whose work appears in the Quartet Series chose one poem from his or her Quartet Series section and contributed one new poem; 17 distinguished poets who wrote forewords or commented on the books likewise contributed poems, including Molly Peacock, Jean Valentine, Ilya Kaminsky, David Rivard and Thomas Lux. Read and listen to excerpts

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Myrna Goodman and Meredith Trede

DESIRE PATH
Thomas Lux
West Shining Tree
Myrna Goodman
Amelia
Los and Found t
Maxine Silverman
Trellis
Woman Watching a Lunar Eclipse
Meredith Trede
The Hunger
Sweet
Jennifer Wallace
Hibiscus
from It Can Be Solved by Walking
Kate Knapp Johnson
Easy
Jean Valentine
La Chalupa, the Boat

THE FIFTH VOICE
Ilya Kaminsky
Tedna Street
Pamela Hart
Sometimes a Bone
Sufficient Blue
Allen Strous
Proem
Recluse
Victoria Givotovsky
Self Portrait as Harbor and Swan
Ocean
Noah Kucij
Grace
Half a Peck of Empires
Suzanne Cleary
Echocardiogram
Ed Pavlic
Written In Oakland, Written Down

EDGE BY EDGE
David Rivard
To Simone
Gladys Justin Carr
A Premise of Blue
The Naming
Heidi Hart
Door Psalm
10. from Underworlds: Persephone Sonnets
Emma Bolden
The Established Household
After He Tells Me He Cannot Love Me (with Titan Arum)
Vivian Teter
Tulip for a New Millennium
Words Against Falling
Ginger Murchison
Giving Something Back to the Birds

AN UNCOMMON ACCORD
Lia Purpura
On Form
Marcia Arrieta
spiral pattern
continuity
Michael Carman
I Met Two Horses
Sestina for a Father
George Kraus
Upon Reading a Poem by Alberto Caeiro
In Memory of Frei Tito de Alencar Lima
Pat Landreth Keller
Poem Against Winter
Domestic Science
Vijay Seshadri
Three Persons

BY WAY OF
Sean Nevin
Hinged Double Sonnet for the Luna Moths
Matthew Nienow
The Smallest Working Pieces
Elegy
Diana Woodcock
Gwai Lo
Rumi on the Wall
Diana Alvarez
Consultations with Bruja Juana: The Writer Asks
I am Mexican. I Will Prove It.
Emily Carr
[in the refined lawn of the lord’s handkerchief]
draft 8, her insides in a special receptacle
Mark Cox
All That Shimmers and Settles Along the Roads of Our Passage
Susan Settlemyre Williams
Burning Bush
Cynthia Hogue
Here on Your Canvas

SIGHTLINE
Elaine Sexton
Poetry & Smoke: A Manifesto
Elizabeth Austen
It Didn’t Happen That Way
Consequence
Andrea Bates
Carpe Diem Love Poem (Compatible with All Electronic Devices)
Two Peaches on the Vine
Carol Stevens Kner
Exposure
Talk About Love
Sarah Suzor
Where She Had Been
A Matter of What One Deserves
Tim Seibles
Dancing Villanelle
Elizabeth Robinson
Querent
Molly Peacock
Portrait of a Letter as a Young B

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