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Poetry in the City of Trees Anthology 2019



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:

Smile
Muscles twitch
to get a grip
on the upper lip
turning his frown
Upside down
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