This is the second poetry anthology published by this talented group of writers from the Treasure Valley who are organized through the Meetup website for Poetry in the City of Trees. We chose TREES for this year’s topic since our roots are becoming stronger and wider. Many writers have signed in and many have joined our Read and Writes, Poetic Devices, Reading of Favorites, and Workshop formats that are held on Sunday afternoons, 2:00-4:00 in the Bitterbrush room of the Ustick Library on Cole and Ustick, Boise, Idaho.
We would like to dedicate this edition to one of our fellow poets who inspired all whom she met, Jean Bennett. A lovely lady, Jean was a published poet in California, winning many top prizes in their Monterey poetry contests. She passed away in 2018 from Alzheimer’s. But even as her memory slipped away, she kept her sense of humor as in the poem below:
to get a grip
on the upper lip
turning his frown
Hot pink face
with purple shine
like old red wine
his vinegar grin,
champagne in plastic
Read the anthology here: http://www.anikeaten.com/p/poetry-in-city-of-trees-anthology_9.html
Poetry in the City of Trees Meet Up group is thrilled to present its first ever anthology. We are a group of poets spread across Treasure Valley some of whom meet regularly at the Cole/Ustick Library once a week on Sunday afternoon. Some of the poets are first time contributors and new to the poetry scene, and others are more seasoned writers. The poems contributed are examples of the wonderful minds, talents, interpretations and expression found in our local poets who are generous enough to gift us all with their insights to what, “Let’s Make It Work” means.
The title was the challenge presented to the group, no more—no less. As you read on you will find their many interpretations of the topic to include poems about: relationships, jobs, sports teams, communities, nations, political parties, religion, spirituality, culture, gender, working with our environment and its creatures. There are poems about how we work together with pets, families, lovers, ids and egos. . . There are even group poems written in alternate stanzas by the attendees.
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at May 01, 2018